The St. George’s Bossier Masterworks Series will present its next concert featuring concert guitarist and Centaur recording artist Giovanni De Chiaro.
The American classical guitarist, Giovanni De Chiaro, made his debut in 1976 in a Carnegie Hall performance that brought a rave notice from the New York Times and launched a career of distinction. He has presented seven solo recitals at Carnegie Hall and more recently performed there with the Mississippi Guitar Quartet, an ensemble he established. He has concertized throughout the United States, South America, Canada, Europe and Mexico and has performed for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in Rome. He also was invited to perform for President and Mrs. Bill Clinton for two special Christmas functions at the White House.
Mr. De Chiaro has recorded two nationally televised programs for PBS which have won top honors at several national and international film festivals. He was also featured on the National Public Radio program, “All Things Considered” discussing and performing several of his Scott Joplin transcriptions. His recordings are regularly featured on the NPR programs, “Classical Guitar Alive” and “Performance Today.”
The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. The concert, featuring Christmas music for guitar, takes place on Sunday December 15, 2013 at 2 pm in the sanctuary of St. George’s Episcopal Church, 1959 Airline Drive in Bossier City.