This is a Groupmuse Virtual Premiere
An online debut of exceptionally crafted pre-recorded content, coupled with musician + audience videochat.
BERTO BOYD: Flamenco Guitar Concert. RC Strings Artists Guitar Concert Series.
Sun, July 17, 2022 9:00 PM, CEST
- 86 of 100 spots still available
- No COVID-19 restrictions
- Bring your own drinks
- No bathroom at this event
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We are pleased to present eminent concert guitarists from all over the world as RC Strings Artists. We have created the “RC Strings Guitar Concert Series”. They are Premiere concerts specially prepared for RC Strings.
The response has been excellent, with more than 12 concerts presented and 12 more in the coming months.
To Attend: Click on https://www.groupmuse.com/rcstrings then “Join the Concert”.
You are welcome to join the post-concert zoom meeting with the artist and other attendees to speak about the program, guitars, strings and chat with other guitar lovers.
We hope you enjoy the “RC Strings Artist” concert and look forward to seeing you soon.
Berto Boyd began his musical training on the piano at age 5 and has been playing guitar for over 30 years. A rigorous musician and a careful researcher, Berto has studied in Spain and performed throughout the United States with some of the world’s finest Flamenco, Classical and Jazz artists.
Born into a family of artists, which includes famed lead singer, Brandon Boyd of the multi-platinum band Incubus, he is one of the rare and few Americans who has dedicated his musical dreams to mastering the art of the Spanish guitar and composing original Flamenco music.
He currently resides in Portland, Oregon where he is Musical Director for Flamenco Pacifico, Musical Director of Arte y Pasion (San Antonio, Texas), and the Artistic Director of the Corvallis Guitar Society. Berto’s debut album “Esmeralda” was released in 2003 featuring all original Flamenco compositions.
In 2017, he released the debut album “Convivencia” with his group Flamenco Pacifico which was nominated for “Best World/Global Fusion Album of 2017” by One World Music Awards. In 2020, Berto signed with Latin-American Classical label Caoba Records. Berto has artist endorsements with Shubb Capos, Royal Classics Strings (Spain), MiniFlex Mics, and The2Mic In Berto's free time he enjoys transcribing music and skateboarding at the world-famous Burnside Skatepark.
RECENT CONCERT EXPERIENCE:
Berto has recently been named musical director of the San Antonio, TX based dance Company Arte y Pasión. Their recent performances have featured top caliber artists from Spain such as dancers - Belen Maya, Daniel Caballero, guitarist Jose Manuel Alconchel and gypsy singer Jose Cortez. In 2021, his group "Pacific Northwest's Beloved Flamenco Pacifico" wrapped up their first tour since the pandemic with a standout performance at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Elizabethan Theatre selling 360 seats which is the highest number of seats sold by OSF since the start of the pandemic. During the shutdown, Berto enjoyed composing/recording at home and doing collaborations with fellow artists such as Adam Del Monte's "Relampinos" (Virtual Guitar Orchestra) and good friend Ben Woods (Tangos Collab). In 2019 he performed with the Grammy-Award winning guitarist William Kanengiser in the West Coast debut of "The Walls" by Sergio Assad with the PSU Guitar Orchestra and performed on the same bill as the Los Angeles Quartet (LAGQ) and Adam Del Monte in a benefit concert to help victims of the Paradise Camp Fire. Additionally in 2019, Berto toured with Flamenco Pacifico in Washington and Idaho and also debuted the new guitar series Siempre La Guitarra with virtuoso Classical guitarist Cameron O'Connor. Finally in 2019, Berto performed selections of Suite Avalon by Jose Luis de la Paz with the Oakland Youth Symphony directed by Omid Zoufonoun with orchestral arrangements by Alex Conde. In 2018 he was a featured soloist with the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra with his virtuosic interpretation of the Concierto en Re Op.99 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and performed at the Ashland World Music Festival in Lithia Park with Flamenco Pacifico. In 2017, he performed in the finale concert of Chintimini Chamber Music Festival Classical works by Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Boccherini with a string quartet.
What's the music?
- Mestiza - Berto Boyd
- Panaderos Flamencos - E. Sanlucar
- Con Garbo y Salero - Sabicas
- Zapateado en Re - Sabicas
- Recuerdos de Guitarra - F. Tarrega
- A Mi Caramelo - Berto Boyd
- Escapando del Calor - Berto Boyd
- En La Onda - Berto Boyd