Classical guitarist, educator Michael Nigro performs at BPC
By Kayla Oliver
BPC Marketing Staff
|Classical guitarist and educator Michael Nigro, left, met with the audience after his performance to answer questions from aspiring musicians, including BPC senior music major Matt Barlow. Nigro signed Barlow’s program. (Photo by Kayla Oliver)
MOUNT VERNON—Recently Brewton-Parker College students had a unique privilege to experience Latin American music and sounds. It was possible to close your eyes and imagine yourself in a Latin American country through the rhythmic swells of Michael Nigro’s classical guitar.
Nigro, who instructs guitar ensembles and studio at Vanguard University in California, and has already made two recordings in his career, gave a concert in Gilder Recital Hall Sept. 30. Nigro, who is proud to perform somewhat obscure and unique pieces, gave an approximately hour and a half long program in which he introduced the audience to compositions such as "El arpa de guerrero", which means "The Warriors Harp" in native Spanish.
Nigro's passion for musical performance and variety of musical styles can be seen onstage and off because he enjoys exposing students to the work of deceased composers such as Abel Carlvearo along with those of more modern musicians such as Jose Luis Merlin. He has offered master classes at Marist College, Amarillo Community College, Glendale Community College and William Jessup University.
On behalf of Brewton-Parker College, the Division of Music invites you to attend the upcoming performance of the Brewton-Parker College Concert Choir Fall Concert on Thursday, Nov.6 at 7 p.m. in Saliba Chapel. Admission is free. More events may be found on the Music Division’s webpage, www.bpc.edu/music/index.htm.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.