We are so pleased to welcome back Andreas Kapsalis, who returns to Arcosanti for a Solo Guitar Performance in Arcosanti Vaults on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm.

Andreas Kapsalis is a Greek American guitarist and composer born in the suburbs of Chicago. His first exposure to music was through his mother, Frances, a student of opera, and his father Peter, a violinist. Andreas began teaching himself guitar at the age of 11, reading and writing music as well as music theory. At the age of 18 he suffered a hand injury; during his recovery period, he began developing his 10 finger tapping techniques. Under the tutelage of composer and producer Jim Tullio, a student of Aaron Copland, he refined his compositional approach on the guitar using these techniques. Tullio produced Andreas’ first EP with Andreas’ arrangement of Dave Brubeck’s composition Blue Rondo a la Turk, which garnered attention from the composer himself, who said “I am very impressed that Andreas could cover on guitar what I had written for piano. It is quite amazing to hear my own music performed by great instrumentalists.”

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“I am very impressed that Andreas could cover on guitar what I had written for piano. It is quite amazing to hear my own music performed by great instrumentalists.” – Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist and composer

“Andreas is reinventing the art of guitar playing. He is the next level.” – Jim Tulio, Grammy Award winning producer

Ticket: $8 at the gate

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