Lorenzo Verde will play music for solo classical guitar featuring the works of Villa-Lobos, Morel, de Falla, Moreno-Torroba, Lennon/McCartney and others on Mar. 25 at 3 p.m. in the basement auditorium of the BYU Museum of Art. Members of the BYU Guitar Ensemble will assist Verde with some pieces featuring Vivaldi and Albeniz.
Verde started playing the guitar at the age of nine. He has been teaching guitar at BYU since 1981. Throughout the years, Verde has instructed more than 20,000 students. Verde enjoys versatility in his style of music.
“I mostly play classical guitar,” Verde said. “I also love the electric guitar and cannot imagine a world without feedback.”
His band Jerseystreet plays engagements throughout the intermountain west. In 2013, Verde suggested that BYU’s School of Music hire jazz guitarist Kristen Bromley as an additional guitarist to the faculty. The BYU guitar program now has a full range of course offerings for guitarists.