Mountain Home Arts Council presents Brad Richter
The Mountain Home Arts Council is proud to present classical guitarist and composer Brad Richter on Thursday, February 7, for a community concert at the Mountain Home Church of the Nazarene (950 N 7th E). Doors open at 6:30 pm and the program begins at 7 pm.
Equal parts performer, composer, and educator, Brad Richter has played nearly one-thousand concerts in North America and Europe, and has been a staple on NPR’s Performance Today since 2008. An avid collaborator, Richter has performed and recorded with a host of Grammy winners that include David Finckel (Director of Chamber Music at Lincoln Center), the Pacifica Quartet and the Phoenix Chorale. Long-term partnerships of note include cellist Viktor Uzur, with whom Brad tours as the Richter Uzur Duo, guitarist Carlos Bonell, who was also Brad’s teacher at the Royal College of Music, Broadway star Ben Vereen and the Aspen Music Festival and School where Brad has been an artist-in-residence for twelve years.
Perhaps most significant in terms of his broader impact on the classical guitar is Brad’s cofounding and direction of Lead Guitar, a national not-for-profit organization that builds free guitar programs in low-income schools. Since joining the University of Arizona’s College of Fine Arts, Lead Guitar has provided daily instruction for more than 20,000 students and has earned the support of the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Mountain Home Arts Council will also host Richter for an educational outreach program on February 6 for Hacker Middle School students.
SAVE THESE DATES
Open Mic Night! Friday, February 22 at Creative Collections (formerly the Cottonwood Collective)
Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of The Secret Garden—Auditions, April 1; Performances, April 6, 3pm & 5:30 PM, at the Mountain Home High School Gym
Spring Coffee House with Tim Woodward, Idaho author and longtime Idaho Statesman Columnist—April 26 at El Herradero Salon
Spring Art Show—May 10-11 at Mountain Home Public Library