Grammy Winning Guitarist To Perform In Oklahoma


Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 3:11 pm
By: News 9


Deanne Stein, News9.com

MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- The Grammy award winning guitarist that founded the guitar program at Julliard in New York City will perform a one-night only concert in Oklahoma.

Sharon Isbin's performance will be Thursday, September 29, at 8:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Theatre located on the campus of Rose State College.

Isbin will perform "Journey to the Amazon" with Paul Winter and Thiago de Mello in a specially priced performance. For only $15, any student from any school, college or educational establishment can attend the performance. All that's required is a student ID.

In 2001, Isbin became the first classical guitarist in 28 years to garner a Grammy Award. Isbin has won several Grammies and has received a host of nominations. She also has been in collaborations with world-class violinist Joshua Bell, devilish rock guitarist Steven Vai, folk singer/guitarist Joan Baez, Heart singer Nancy Wilson and Oklahoma guitar great Michael Hedges. She even did work for Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning "The Departed."

Isbin founded the guitar department at the renowned Julliard School in New York City.

Following Isbin's performance, Global Oklahoma will open October 1 on the Rose State campus mall, and run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 60 cultures from around the world will be represented, with entertainment, cuisine and games from a variety of performers and vendors.

To purchase tickets for Isbin's performance, visit the Civic Center box office at 201 N. Walker Ave. in downtown Oklahoma City, call 405-297-2264 or 1-800-364-7111, or purchase your tickets online.

Tickets are also available for purchase at the Rose State box office beginning two hours before show time the day of the concert. To get the student rate of $15, you must purchase your tickets in person and have your student I.D. with you.

Admission to Global Oklahoma is free for the whole family.