Genre-busting guitar and cello duo RichterUzur will present a program of diverse works, ranging from Rimsky-Korsakov to Led Zeppelin, at the Rio Grande Theatre on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets are $20; students are admitted free with current student ID. This concert is made possible through the generosity of Freddie Olhausen-Finkner, Maryce Jacobs, Dinah Jentgen and Gladys Tysdal.
Season tickets to the three-concert series are $55, $45 for first-time subscribers, which include admission to 12 additional concerts presented by regional affiliates. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 575-405-7429, or visit the Las Cruces Civic Concert Association at www.lascrucescca.org.
“These guys are the real deal, each a soloist capable of holding their own on a
symphony orchestra stage or matching licks with a road house band.”
– Wes Brustad, President/CEO of the State Theatre (New Jersey)
Brad Richter (guitar) and Viktor Uzur (cello), each established international soloists, formed the “RichterUzur” duo in 2005 as an outlet to blend their far-flung influences. As teens and while pursuing musical training in two of the world’s finest conservatories (Moscow Conservatory, Royal Academy of Music) they also performed in rock bands, Uzur as an electric guitarist and Richter as a guitarist and vocalist. This eclectic mix, along with their fiery virtuosity, has propelled RichterUzur around the globe, including breakout performances on NPR’s “Performance Today” and “WoodSongs” on PBS and the Armed Forces Radio Network. The duo has also composed their own Duo Concerto for Guitar, Cello and Orchestra, which premiered with the Jackson Symphony (Michigan) in 2012. Their first album, “String Theory: Music from Albeniz to Zeppelin for cello and guitar,” was released in 2009 and was awarded “Best New Release” by Classical Guitar Alive. Follow this link to view a video featuring RichterUzur.
The Las Cruces Civic Concert Association has been presenting nationally acclaimed entertainment to the Mesilla Valley since 1944. The association has featured world-class artists such as The von Trapp Family Singers, Black Mountain Male Choir of Wales and New York Theatre Ballet.