Classical Guitar Concert
Christopher Parkening – Guitar Students in Concert at 5-6 PM Surfboard Room in Payson Library of Pepperdine University 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263
Free and open to the general public
Please join us for this series of monthly concerts, performed by the guitar students of Christopher Parkening, in Payson Library’s Surfboard Room. The students will present both solo and ensemble pieces they have been studying with Mr. Parkening, who is ranked as one of the world’s preeminent virtuosos of the classical guitar. Christopher has performed around the world, including such prestigious places as Carnegie Hall and the White House. His television appearances include the Grammy® Awards, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and 20/20. He has recorded over 20 albums, and earned two Grammy® nominations in the category of “Best Classical Recording.” Christopher is Distinguished Professor of Music at Pepperdine University and has chaired the Christopher Parkening Chair in Classical Guitar since the fall of 2002. The Parkening International Guitar Competition, honoring Parkening’s lifetime commitment to fostering musical excellence in young artists, is held every four years.
Performers: Brig Urias, Junior. This program will feature him solo in anticipation of his Junior Recital on Saturday Dec. 7, 7:00pm in Raitt Recital Hall. The program will also have additional solo performances by Joshua Ivy, Senior and Joseph Peliska, sophomore.“The Pepperdine Guitar Concert Series is a wonderful opportunity for our guitar students to share their wonderful talents with the Pepperdine Community at large. Under the guidance of Professor Christopher Parkening, the students put together an exciting program full of variety. His experience at the pinnacle of our craft is invaluable to future generations of guitarists and our students at Pepperdine are direct beneficiaries of his legacy.”
–Anastasios Comanescu, Adjunct Professor of Music – Guitar