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Greek God of Guitar Pavlo Coming to BC

Dynamic composer, guitarist and singer Pavlo will bring his award-winning unique style of “Mediterranean music” to the campus of Bluefield College, Tuesday, September 4.

Chris Shoemaker

August 22, 2012

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'Greek God of the Guitar' Pavlo will perform live in concert at Bluefield College on Tuesday, September 4.

Co-sponsored by the college and Blue Mountain Performing Arts, the Pavlo concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in BC’s Harman Chapel. Admission for the event, a part of the Blue Mountain and Bluefield College Performing Arts Series, will be $15 for adults and $10 for students. Season tickets for the entire series also will be available at the door.

 

Combining his Classical and Flamenco training with his passion for Greek and European sounds, Pavlo presents a mix of music from Greek Bouzouki with Flamenco and Latin influences. The result: 10 critically acclaimed albums and one Juno award for “World Artist of the Year.”

 

His album “Fantasia” received Gold certification by the Canadian Recording Industry and was nominated for “Best Instrumental Album of the Year” at the 2000 Juno Awards (Canada’s equivalent to the Grammy’s). After a Juno award for “World Artist of the Year” in 2005, Pavlo’s CD “Trifecta” earned “Best Instrumental Album of the Year” in 2010.

 

His latest album, “Six String Boulevard,” incorporates the world’s most exotic instruments into his classic Mediterranean sound. Complete with all brand new compositions, the album highlights Pavlo’s unmatched ability to melodically unite world instruments, all the while staying true to his distinct Mediterranean guitar signature.

 

Often referred to as the “Greek God of the Guitar,” Pavlo’s acknowledgments include an invitation to perform for His Royal Highness Prince Charles, ever-increasing television and film credits, and a variety of commissioned works. In fact, he was commissioned to compose a work for Canada’s First Lady of the Guitar, Liona Boyd, where he is featured alongside such artists as Al Di Meola, Strunz and Farrah, and Steve Morse.

 

Known for giving away his guitar to someone in the audience at every concert, Pavlo’s music has been featured on TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and “The Chris Isaak Show,” the movie “Marine Life,” and Canadian Television’s “Eleventh Hour.” In addition, his songs have been featured on more than a dozen CD compilations around the world.

 

For more information about the Pavlo concert at Bluefield College on September 4 or additional concerts in the Blue Mountain and Bluefield College Performing Arts Series, visit the Blue Mountain web site at www.bluemountainperformingarts.com, or contact Bryant Moxley, chair of the BC Music Department, by phone at 276-326-4248 or by e-mail at

 

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