BOONE—From the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to performances in Paris, Geneva and Bologna, classical guitarist Joseph Pecoraro is known for his mastery of diverse musical styles.
Local audiences can enjoy his range of talent Nov. 10 during an 8 p.m. performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.
Pecoraro’s commercial recordings feature stylistically diverse repertoire from around the globe. His most-recent releases include “Perennials,” which features world-premiere solo guitar works by noted American composers, as well as the holiday recording “This Little Light” with multi-Grammy-winning tenor Anthony Dean Griffey. In addition to his recital career, Pecoraro performs traditional Celtic-inspired music with violinist Katherine Wiley, as well as jazz and fingerstyle guitar.
His Nov. 10 program will include a range of compositions, from classical to contemporary works for classical guitar, including Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Passacaglia,” two gavottes by Manuel Ponce, “Passacaille” by Sylvius Leopld Weiss and works from “In The Wild” by Meredith Connie, based on poems by David Elliott.
Pecoraro is a professor of guitar at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He is in frequent demand as a guest clinician, and has served on the regular faculties of renowned summer music festivals in Colorado, Virginia, Connecticut, Wisconsin and North Carolina, where he directs the Nothing but Nylon Summer Guitar Workshop. He has been involved with teaching guitar students using the Suzuki approach for the past 20 years. He is a registered teacher trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, offering courses in guitar pedagogy to teachers across the Americas.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.