Solo Guitar Concert with Carlos Odria

Thursday, September 297:00—8:00 PMWallace Community RoomLunenburg Public Library1023 Massachusets Ave., Lunenburg, MA, 01462

Join us for an entertaining evening of beautiful guitarwork by Carlos Odria! 

The Peruvian-born guitarist has been described as a "breathtakingly talented musician… with an immense technical skill" (Worcester Telegram) and as a "guitar wizard" (Gamble Rogers Fest). His original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards and Latin American tunes deliver an exciting blend of international styles such as bossanova, Afro-Peruvian festejo, rumba flamenca, and Afro-Caribbean vibes with an improvisational approach inspired by the rich tradition of American jazz.

To listen to his music and learn more about his inspiring story, check out his website here:

No registration required, but encouraged for event planning purposes.

CARLOS ODRIA holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Florida State University, where he also obtained a Certificate in Music of the Americas. He studied classical and Latin American folk guitar with acclaimed Peruvian guitarist Pepe Torres. Later on, he pursued advanced jazz studies with Richie Zellon, jazz guitar arranging with Leo Welch, and Venezuelan cuatro at the Jose Luis Paz Conservatory in Maracaibo, Venezuela. In 2014, the debut album of Omnimusica, an ensemble in which Odria was the lead guitarist, was included on the official ballot for the 57th Grammy Awards, in the World Music category.

Dr. Odria has performed at concert halls, universities, and festivals and has shared the stage with jazz, classical, and world music artists such as Jeff Denson, Longineu Parsons, Leon Anderson, Jacksonville Children's Chorus, Mlimani Park Orchestra, Mia Gormandy, Haigiong Deng, Silviu Ciulei, Jorge Continentino, Jeff Brooks, and Etienne Charles. He has taught at Darton State College, Clark University, UMASS Boston, and currently is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Worcester State University.

This program is sponsored by the Sondra Lane Cultural Funds from the Friends of the Lunenburg Public Library.

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