Andre Feriante in Concert
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA
November 4, 2017 - 7:30pm
On November 4, 2017 at 7:30pm, Italian born, award winning virtuoso guitarist Andre Feriante will perform in concert at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) in Langley, WA as part of their World Music Series.
Multi-instrumental musician, composer, and poet Andre Feriante crafts songs that are a fusion of classical, flamenco, jazz and Brazilian music. His style developed through his early years in Italy and his world travels that followed. Feriante’s creations sing from the Spanish guitar, harp guitar, ukulele, nylon string banjo, charango, and most recently, the oud. He has dedicated his life to his art, and his ability to communicate through sound never fails to lead his audience on an emotional journey that is as deeply personal as it is universal.
In a world of many masterful musicians, what sets Feriante apart is his mix of elegance and approachability; both in the music he writes and in his performance style. He brings a casual warmth to the stage as he invites his audience into a musical, and literal, conversation. His sensual, contemporary compositions bring a creative blend that speaks to people from all walks of life. More than a concert, Andre Feriante provides an experience.
With training by the great Andrés Segovia, and with almost 40 years of performing and recording, Feriante has left his mark on the classical, world music, and fusion scenes. His musical journey has taken him across Europe, South America and throughout the United States. A cross-over artist in the vein of YoYo Ma or Sting, his performance program represents a bold but fluid musical fusion, featuring predominantly his own compositions alongside music ranging from Bach to the Beatles, flamenco improvisation to jazz standards, and even poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca, Rumi and of course, Feriante himself.
Andre Feriante is the host and artistic director of Guitar Euphoria a Northwest guitar festival celebrating the beauty and diversity of the guitar. He is best known in the Northwest for “The Day of Love” music tradition at Benaroya Hall in Seattle every February (February 10th this year). He has made appearances on dozens of radio shows and TV shows since 1980 and is a frequent guest on Classic King FM and KUOW, Public Radio. Several of Andre’s 15 albums have charted in the top 10 radio airplay and get played internationally on about 500 radio stations.
Feriante has recently expanded his performances to an exploration of personal healing through music. As such, he was recently a featured speaker in a TED Talk about the healing qualities of music. He now offers healing sessions with his business Deep Sound Healing on Whidbey Island, WA and in the Seattle area.
WICA, the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, is located at 565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA, 98260. Office Phone: 360.221.8268 Website: www.wicaonline.org
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