Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Classical Guitar Concert with Thao Nguyen & Howard Le

Monday, February 8, 7:00 pm

For everyone who loves music and guitar, Crowell Public Library presents a free concert on Monday February 8th at 7:00 p.m. featuring a program of lilting classical and contemporary music, as well as some new works. Howard Le and Thao Nguyen will demonstrate how one can express different feelings and effects from just a simple wooden box. Various guitar techniques will be presented and explained. They will also play some culturally-themed pieces for the Lunar New Year celebration. This concert is also Thao Nguyen’s debut concert in the United States, although she is very well known in her native Viet Nam. She has her M.F.A and has been among the top guitarists and guitar teachers at the Saigon Music Conservatory for more than twenty years.

Howard Le is a classical guitarist and composer who has been devoted to music for more than 30 years. He believes life creates music, and music enhances life. He has been a member of the New York City Classical Guitar Society, the Amateur Classical Music Association, and the September Concert Foundation of New York City. He has performed annually at the Vermont International Festival since 2012. He has performed at Carnegie Hall New York with ACMA in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and at various events with the September Concert Foundation. He wrote the memorable score for the short movie NomWah in 2012.

Thao Nguyen has won various national competitions in her native Viet Nam as well as the 2nd round of the Printemps de la Guitare in Brussels, Belgium. Her performances have aired on the Viet Nam TV Network numerous times as a soloist and as part of an ensemble and duo, including her twin sister Thu Nguyen.

Don’t miss this free event of moving music at Crowell Public Library.