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National Theatre to host classical guitarist Christopher McGuire on Tuesday

National Theatre to host classical guitarist Christopher McGuire on Tuesday
September 08
12:48 2019

The National Theatre of Breckenridge will host classical guitarist Christopher McGuire in concert this week. He also will be performing for Breckenridge High School and Junior High students while he’s in Breckenridge.

The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the National Theatre, 116 E. Walker St. Tickets to the concert will cost $15 for adults and $5 for students, and may be purchased in advance at the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce, 100 E. Elm St. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the theater’s box office.

According to his online biography, McGuire taught for 25 years at several colleges and universities including the University of Dallas and North Lake College. He now devotes most of his time performing, conducting the artistic activities of the Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society and the Allegro Guitar Society of Dallas and spending time with his family.

McGuire has performed hundreds of solo concerts in the United States, Mexico, Japan, Venezuela, Germany, Spain and the Canary Islands. He has played his guitar for presidents of the United States of America and Mexico, three former governors of Texas and members of the Spanish Royal Family. A great lover of chamber music, he has been a guest artist with orchestras and chamber ensembles and also composes for his eclectic music group, D’Accord.

From Farmer’s Branch, McGuire has studied with or performed in master classes for several of the world’s foremost guitarists including Andrés Segovia, Oscar Ghiglia, Pepe Romero, Robert Guthrie and José Tomás, according to McGuire’s website, He received full scholarships to Southern Methodist University on the recommendation of Guthrie and to the Aspen Music Festival on the recommendation of Ghiglia. In the summers of 1980-82 he had both classes and private lessons with the great Spanish composer Federico Moreno-Torroba. Blues master Stevie Ray Vaughn, a regular in the McGuire family music room in the early 1970s, taught Chris to play the blues in weekly jam sessions.

For news on more upcoming Breckenridge events, click here for the Breckenridge Texan’s Calendar of Events.

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