The University of Missouri–Rolla Campus Performing Arts Series will present a free benefit concert by the Brazilian Guitar Quartet on Sunday, Oct. 30.
The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. Donations will be accepted at the door and all funds raised will aid hurricane victims.
The Brazilian Guitar Quartet, known as the “dream team” in its country, is one of the world’s most sought-after guitar ensembles. Grammy nominee Paul Galbraith, brothers Edelton and Everton Gloeden, and Tadeau do Amaral make up the ensemble. The quartet formed in 1998 to explore the new possibilities offered by combining traditional six-string instruments with the eight-string guitar developed by quartet member Galbraith.
The performance will feature music from composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Isaac Albeniz, as well as selections from Heitor Villa-Lobos and other Brazilian composers.
The next installment in the UMR Campus Performing Arts Series will be a dance performance by the Hubbard Street Dancers, “Hubbard Street 2,” 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.
Although season tickets are no longer available, if you plan to attend three or more performances this season, the Leach Theatre Box Office is offering a discount on the purchase of tickets to multiple shows in the Campus Performing Arts Series. Patrons who purchase tickets to at least three different CPAS shows, will receive $4 off the regular price of the tickets purchased at that time.
For more information about the Oct. 30 guitar performance, contact Dr. Don Miller, assistant professor of music, at (573) 341-4185, or Barbara Palmer, administrative assistant in the College of Arts and Sciences at UMR, at (573) 341-4141. More information about the UMR Campus Performing Arts Series is available online at campus.mst.edu/~cpas .