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Top-level classical guitarist Jason Vieaux comes to HCC

Jason Vieaux

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Jason Vieaux

Jason Vieaux, a top-level classical guitarist, gives a recital in Tampa on Friday. His concert is part of the Hillsborough Community College guitar series, which has presented some fine musicians in the past 12 years. Vieaux has performed in the Tampa Bay area quite a lot, appearing several times with flutist Gary Schocker at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. He was the soloist in Villa-Lobos' Guitar Concerto with the Florida Orchestra in 2008.

In the recital Vieaux will play works of Dowland, Bach, Britten, Antonio Carlos Jobim and others. His program includes a 2010 work called Devil's Strum, which composer Dan Visconti says was inspired by the myth of blues legend Robert Johnson meeting the devil at a lonely crossroads in the dead of night to strike a bargain: "In exchange for inhuman ability and charisma as a guitarist, the man need only sign over his eternal soul."

For guitar students, Vieaux is a noted teacher, with positions at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has an online school at jasonvieauxschool.com.

Vieaux's performance is at 8 p.m. at the Student Services Auditorium, HCC, Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa (across from Raymond James Stadium). $10. (813) 253-7458; artstampabay.com.

John Fleming, Times performing arts critic

Top-level classical guitarist Jason Vieaux comes to HCC 03/20/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 1:19pm]
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