Flamenco guitarist Ronald Radford takes stage Oct. 27

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Flamenco guitarist Ronald Radford takes stage Oct. 27

October 7, 2011

 Ronald Radford
Ronald Radford



American Flamenco entertainer Ronald Radford will perform as the second act of the Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. He has evoked standing ovations on four continents and will do the same at Northwestern Oklahoma State University with his musical talent.

Season tickets now are available at Holder Drug, Schuhmacher’s, and the NWOSU Bookstore or by calling (580) 327-8692. Adult season tickets are $40 and student season tickets are $20. Tickets to individual performances will be sold on an “as available” basis at $15 for adults and $10 for students.

Radford’s international tours have taken him to 15 countries. This gifted artist takes the audience far beyond the usual guitar concert. Radford complements his technique with an enlightening narration that recreates the very essence of this ancient folklore, Flamenco - the heartbeat of Spain.

Radford 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.

The great Spanish guitarist Pepe Romero recently wrote:

“I am deeply impressed with Ronald Radford’s genuine ability to transmit the essence of flamenco as an art and as a philosophy for living to an audience who may never have had the opportunity to be in direct contact with this fantastic culture and energy. He does it in such a way that takes away the fears and misgivings from the audience - allowing them to participate in this mysterious and powerful flamenco culture. He gains the trust of his listeners and guides them on a magical journey.”

Contact Dr. Irene Messoloras, chair of the Department of Fine Arts, at (580) 327-8692 or irmessoloras@nwosu.edu for ticket information.

The Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series is supported by the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Charles Morton Share Trust, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.