(Feb. 10, 2011)--As part of the Guest Artist Series, the UTSA Department of Music will present a concert performance by internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Ricardo Cobo at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 14 in the Arts Building Recital Hall on the UTSA Main Campus.
Regarded as one of the world's leading virtuosos of the new classical guitar generation, Cobo began playing guitar at age 8 with the assistance of his mother, a classically trained pianist. He displayed so much promise, he later was admitted to the Antonio Maria Valencia Conservatory in Cali, Colombia. At age 17, he made his professional debut with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota in a nationwide broadcast to an audience of more than 9 million.
Born in Cali, Colombia, Cobo has performed and taught worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and lecturer. He has performed in major concert venues around the world including engagements in Asia, Ukraine, Korea, Spain and Venezuela and in the United States at Carnegie Hall in New York, Phillips Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Los Angeles Ambassador Auditorium.
Cobo's versatility can be heard in his award-winning solo recordings of classical and children's music as well as his orchestral and crossover recordings in collaborations with jazz and classical musicians. His "Guitar Lullaby" CD was awarded the American Library Association's highest recognition for children's music and a Parent's Choice Award as one of the finest classical audio guitar pieces on CD.
Cobo is the only Hispanic to win a gold medal at a Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. He also captured first-place honors at the ninth Alirio Diaz International Competition in Caracas and the ninth Casa de Espana Competition in San Juan. Additional honors include receiving Colombia's Order of Canasgordas and Order of Belalcazar for outstanding merit exhibited in cultural affairs.
Cobo earned a bachelor's degree in music from the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and pursued postgraduate studies at Florida State University.
General admission is $10; $5 for seniors, military and UTSA students with UTSACard. For more information, visit the UTSA Department of Music website.
In honor of UTSA's 50th Anniversary in 2019, the university is hosting Roadrunner Days Spring Edition - two weeks of semester-launching activities built around our deeply held values of student success, student involvement, community service and fun!
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Opening Reception got exhibit featuring artists Miguel Aragon, Aaron Coleman, Sandra Fernandez, Annalise Gratovich, Marco Hernandez, Kristen Powers Nowlin, & Patricia Villalobos Echeverria
Main Art Gallery, Arts Building (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
Tracy Cowden, Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music and chair of the UTSA Department of Music launches the UTSA 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker Series with Music as Medicine: The Power and Influence of Music on our Health.
Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Cir. #120, San Antonio
UTSA African American Studies Program presents this series featuring Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus)
Join fellow Runners to walk for 10 minutes on the Main Campus. The event reminds us of the importance of exercise, diet and healthy habits in protecting our hearts.
Outside the North Paseo Building, Main Campus
The annual event features authentic foods, music, dance, martial arts, shopping, games and entertainment from China, to the Indian Sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific. The Festival features two stages, a martial arts demonstration area, children’s hands on crafting area, anime activities, bonsai and ikebana displays, mahjong table and more.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA Libraries will host Bryan Gervais, UTSA assistant professor in the Dept. of Political Science & Geography, for his presentation "Political Incivility in the Digital Age." Pizza will be provided to UTSA students while supplies last.
John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22)
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Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
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