Howland will host guitarist Jason Vieaux on Jan. 31
Jason Vieaux, who won the 2015 Grammy for Best Classical Instrumental Solo for his album Play, will perform at the Howland Cultural Center at 4 p.m. on Jan. 31. Besides selections from his album, Vieaux will perform works by Giugliani, Bach, Isaac Albeniz, Brazilian composer Paulo Bellinati, Alberto Ginastera, Pat Metheny, Duke Ellington and Fernando Bustamente.
A native of Buffalo, Vieaux began playing at age 5, when his mother bought him what happened to be a three-quarter size classical guitar. He began taking lessons at age 7 and went on to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He became a faculty member at CIM in 1997 and in 2011 co-founded the guitar department at The Curtis Institute of Music. In 2012, the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks, Inc., allowing one-on-one online study with students around the world.
The Howland Cultural Center is located at 477 Main St. in Beacon. A reception will follow the concert. Tickets are $30 ($10 for students) and can be reserved by calling 845-765-3012 or visiting howlandmusic.org.