Sunday November 14, 1:30 pm MST Phoenix Guitar Society will present
Luis Francisco Venegas
Luis Francisco Venegas has been a friend of PGS graced our stage, part of the Prairie Guitar Duo with Henry Bayless. He and Liz Venegas joined us for a guitar violin duo. Now he will entertain us as a solo performer.
This will be a very exciting concert and you will not want to miss our Zoom presentation.
Through music we learn about different cultures and through other musicians we learn about our cultural differences. It is the music that brings us together.
Sunday November 14th 1:30 pm MST.
Topic: Phoenix Guitar Society Guest Artist Series
Time: Sunday, November 14, 2021 01:30 PM Arizona Time (US and Canada)
Luis Francisco Venegas is a Colombian guitarist, composer and educator currently living in Oklahoma City. His passion towards music has extended to multiple disciplines throughout his life.
His college instruction includes Southern Nazarene University and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma as professor of guitar studies for both institutions.
As an instructor at the after-school music program El Sistema Oklahoma, Francisco has lead the composition lab for more than 6 years, creating opportunities for young composers to creatively and successfully express themselves through the crafting of original music pieces, including a world premiere with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic by one of his students.
As a performer, Francisco appears in several local arts events and venues as a soloist or alongside his duet partner Elizabeth Venegas (violinist) as VenegasDuo and with his Celtic band: Lady & The Rovers and. His experience with ensemble music allowed him to earn a first and second prize at the Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition while collaborating with the Oklahoma City University Guitar Ensemble and Guitar Trio, respectively.
An ambassador of his homeland and Latin heritage: his compositions, alike his performances, often portray elements from traditional Colombian music as well as diverse Latin American folklore.
Recently, Francisco became manager of the long-established music program Oklahoma Youth Orchestras, where he works towards providing quality instrumental music education for outstanding young musicians in Oklahoma City.