Seark Concert Association will present Flamenco guitarist Ronald Radford in a membership event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, at the Fine Arts Center on the UAM campus. The event is free to all persons who have already purchased season tickets for the 2016-2017 season. Tickets are $20 for all others and may be purchased at the door or by calling 870-460-1060.
Radford is known internationally as the American master of the Flamenco guitar. He began his career as a student of the legendary Flamenco guitarist Carlos Montoya and studied classical guitar with Andres Segovia. He is the only individual ever to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Flamenco and traveled thousands of miles in Spain studying the music of the Spanish Gypsies.
He has performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Center, and at colleges and concert halls across the United States.
His international tours have taken him to 15 countries, from Australia to Switzerland and from Canada to Panama. He toured for the State Department as a musical ambassador in Mexico, Guatemala and other Latin American countries.
Radford appeared on network television on the “CBS Newcomers Show” and his CD “Viva Flamenco!” and DVD “Live Your Passion!” are available worldwide.
He was born in California, grew up in Oklahoma, and now lives in St. Louis, Mo., where he continues his career as one of the most successful ambassadors of Flamenco music in the world.