Classical guitarist Brian Torosian returns to MCC concert series Nov. 11
On Nov. 11, classical guitarist Brian Torosian will perform a solo recital on his 10-string guitar for the McHenry County College Second Sunday Concert Series at 3 p.m. in the Luecht Conference Center at the college, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.
Torosian, active soloist and chamber musician, will perform "An Afternoon at The Opera," featuring concert works of Bellini operas by Johann Kaspar Mertz. Torosian is best known for his work relating to 19th-century Austro-Hungarian guitarist and composer.
In addition to standard six-string guitar, he plays baroque guitar, Terz guitar, and 10-string guitar replicas; the latter two including those made for him by R.E. Bruné after 19th-century Viennese instruments. He is president of the Chicago Classical Guitar Society and directs the guitar program of Northeastern Illinois University where he is a multiple recipient of the Instructor Excellence Award. Torosian received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University. He was a student of Anne Waller and studied with Oscar Ghiglia in Italy at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana where he received the Diploma of Merit. Concert performances include appearances with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony, Chicago Opera Theater, His Majesties Clerkes and Classical Symphony Orchestra. His recordings include a collection of Mertz's guitar and piano duos.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mike Hillstrom at (815) 479-7814.