Sunday September 28, 2008
Palms Presbyterian Church
3410 S. Third Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Nigro’s program will feature works by prominent and less known South American composers. The program is varied from folkloric dances and songs to sophisticated works full of colorful impressionism.
After a recent concert at the Long Beach Classical Guitar Society, the following review was published:
“With blistering technique, a massive sound, and unyieldingly fascinating repertoire, it is certain that Michael Anthony Nigro has arrived. Each moment is filled with passion, grace, and beauty through his finely crafted program. The world at large needs to hear Michael to brighten their spirit and enrich their soul.”
The acclaimed guitarist has released a new recording, “Guitar Sudamericana,” which he will highlight during his performances. His debut CD, “Homage to Piazzolla,” is released on the label, Music and Arts.
The American Record Guide writes, “Its a pleasant collection of spiky Argentine rhythms interspersed with soulful milongas. Nigro has a big sound, a smooth tone, and sure-footed interpretive instincts.
Nigro has given performances at many esteemed colleges, universities, libraries, and guitar societies. Bates college in Lewiston Maine writes, "Nigro's sound was warm and smooth on certain sections and became more pronounced on fast sections requiring physical dexterity. These pieces from Villa-Lobos demonstrated Nigro's greatest strength: his ability to create varying tones of both warmth and brightness using the full range of the instrument."
Nigro is an active member of the guitar community; he is co-founder of the Long Beach Classical Guitar Society, independent reviewer for Soundboard Magazine, and sought after teacher and performer.
Michael is presently on the faculty at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California where he is the head of the guitar department.
www.nigroclassicalguitar.com for artist info