HVCC’s Fall Cultural Calendar Opens with Classical Guitarist Berta Rojas

October 11, 2022

Berta Rojas

Internationally-acclaimed artist presents a free concert on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Classical guitarist Berta Rojas, a three-time Latin Grammy Award nominee, will open the Fall 2022 season of cultural events at Hudson Valley Community College with a noontime concert on Thursday, Oct. 20 in the BTC Auditorium on the Troy campus. The hour-long program is open free to the public; no reservations or tickets are required to attend.

Berta Rojas ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists. Classical Guitar Magazine calls her the “ambassador of the classical guitar,” acknowledging her warmth and talent that’s captivated audiences throughout the world at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, London’s South Bank Centre, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and more.

Her performances and recordings are colorful journeys of music and sound that embrace diverse and new works by a variety of composers. Her Grammy nominations were “Día y Medio” (best instrumental album, a duet with Paquito D’Rivera), “Salsa Roja” (best classical album) and “History of Tango” (best tango album).

Rojas is committed to promoting the classical guitar and the music of her native Paraguay, and created the Barrios World Wide Web Competition, the first online classical guitar competition to assist young artists. Rojas is ranked among the most influential women in the Hispanic world and honored by her country with the title Illustrious Ambassador of Musical Art. She was named a Fellow of the Americas by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and recently joined the faculty of the prestigious Berklee College of Music (Boston).

Her appearance at HVCC is presented by the college’s Cultural Affairs Program in association with the Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York. Visit www.hvcc.edu/culture to view the full Fall 2022 Cultural Events schedule.

Contact Debby Gardner at d.gardner@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-8071 for more information. If you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the Center for Access and Assistive Technology at (518) 629-7154, TDD (518) 629-7596 or caat@hvcc.edu.

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