Latin American guitarist to play Sept. 17 in Keene Valley

Berta Rojas (Photo provided)

KEENE VALLEY — Paraguayan guitar great Berta Rojas will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Keene Valley Congregational Church, presented by East Branch Friends of the Arts.

She is one of Latin America’s most beloved musical artists and has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

Rojas seamlessly blends Latin and Classical music, infusing everything she plays with her outstanding warmth, virtuosity, and a remarkable ability to connect with audiences. Latina Magazine once wrote, “In the hands of Berta Rojas, the classical guitar truly becomes the world’s instrument–a means of bridging wide cultural divides via the uncommon clarity and inherent loveliness of her music.”

Rojas has recorded Grammy nominated CDs, including one with Paquito De Rivera, was named as one of the most influential women in Hispanic culture and awarded the title Illustrious Ambassador of Musical Arts by her native Paraguay. She is also a committed educator, a professor at the Berklee College of Music, and the founder of a Pan-American guitar competition for young people.

The suggested donation is $10 for East Branch Friends of the Arts members, $20 for non-members and free for students.

A COVID-19 vaccination is required.

Learn more at www.eastbranchfriendsofthearts.com.

Starting at $1.44/week.

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