Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series featuring Edgar Cruz Feb. 23

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Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series featuring Edgar Cruz Feb. 23

February 1, 2010

Edgar Cruz 

Edgar Cruz, Oklahoma’s Best Performing Artist and/or Acoustic Guitarist five out of the last 10 years, will perform at Herod Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Tickets can be purchased at Holder Drug, Schuhmacher’s, the NWOSU Bookstore or by calling (580) 327-8692. Tickets to performances will be sold on an “as available” basis at $10 for adults and $5 for students.

He began playing the guitar at age 14; however, he began studying the hobby at age 20. Besides playing the guitar Cruz enjoys traveling, movies and the world of Macintosh.

Cruz has received numerous civic acknowledgments for his contributions to various charitable events, and also has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS and PBS.

Headlining at the Chet Atkins Festival in Nashville, Tenn., since 1995, Cruz is a strong icon at most festivals in Oklahoma including Festival of the Arts, Paseo Festival, Sunfest, Global Oklahoma and more.

Those who have witnessed Cruz’s performance immediately become entranced at the precision, speed and complexity with which his fingers strike the strings of his guitar to create a symphony of sound unusual to just one instrument.

Cruz offers an incredible live repertoire of “The Greatest Hits of the Guitar.” “Malagueña,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Glen Miller’s “In the Mood,” “Dueling Banjos” from Deliverance, and the Eagle’s “Hotel California,” are just a few examples of Cruz’s eclectic talent.

He also is a master technician whose abilities on one instrument have been compared to the sounds delivered by an entire symphony orchestra.

For more information regarding the Concert Series, contact Dr. Stephen Kingsbury, concert series chairman and associate professor of music, at (580) 327-8692 or sakingsbury@nwosu.edu.

The Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series is made possible with the assistance of the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for Fine Arts and the Share Trust of Alva.

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