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"RONALD RADFORD: FRIENDLY FLAMENCO!"
The audience for Ronald Radford's Flamenco guitar concert (this/next) (day or
week) at (time) shouldn't be misled by his dramatic black outfit. The show
won't be marked by formality. Rather, Radford plans to "walk on stage, sit
down in the spotlight and talk to the audience as if they were sitting in my
Radford, in fact, may be the most relaxed person at the (name of auditorium)
where he will warm the audience with his friendly unpretentious manner and
dazzle them with a world-class performance of Flamenco music. As one reviewer
wrote: "The technical brilliance and artistry of Radford's playing was most
obvious. But the hypnotizing spell he held over the audience was brought about
by his talent as a communicator - by his charisma and his love for his music
and his audience."
Radford's performance here presented by (name of presenter) will be a rarity.
He is the one of the few Flamenco guitarists ever to appear in (city).
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Funding is provided by (name of funding agencies).
A Fulbright Scholar and protégé of the legendary Carlos Montoya, Radford is
about the only performer of his type - a full-time American player of Spain's
traditional, folk music. Wherever he performs this authentic program of
haunting Gypsy melodies and exciting Flamenco techniques Radford leaves in his
wake hundreds of Flamenco converts. When asked about the tremendous impact his
performance has on people, Radford says: "I really try to obey the golden
rule. I simply present my program the way I would enjoy having it presented to
me. I love to help people discover what a rich and varied art form Flamenco
Radford's performance clearly demonstrates how Flamenco combines the
creativity of jazz, the fun of Bluegrass and the beauty of classical. This is
a program the whole family will enjoy, not just because of the variety and
quality of his music, but because his attitude is one of sharing something he
loves with people who are much like himself.
Radford has been acclaimed in Mexico City for interpretations "...equal to
those on any Flamenco stage in Madrid, Seville or Andalusia." His Carnegie
Recital Hall and Kennedy Center concerts were enthusiastically received, but
perhaps the highest tribute comes from Madrid: "He has duende, the Spanish
equivalent of 'soul'."
Although Radford's performances have evoked standing ovations on four
continents and inspired rave reviews in three languages his favorite comment
comes from a housewife in Kansas who was quoted as saying, "I never knew I
loved Flamenco music until I heard Ronald Radford play!"
Tickets for Radford's (date) concert are available at (ticket outlets).
For information call (phone number).