Guitarist Mohit Dubey will perform at 7 p.m., Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Public Library presents guitarist Mohit Dubey in a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, Fuller Lodge.
Dubey is a young classical guitarist and physicist in the making from Los Alamos. A student of Roberto Capocchi at New Mexico School for the Arts and Stephen Aron at Oberlin Conservatory, Dubey has played concerts across the world – from Santa Fe to Italy to Jordan to India – and has been a semifinalist in the Stroud Guitar Competition for four consecutive years. As the son of Indian and German scientists, Dubey is excited about using music as a means of expression and storytelling across cultural differences and exploring the many ways the guitar has been used throughout the world and throughout history.
In this free performance, Dubey will take listeners on a journey around the world and through the ages of the classical guitar. The audience will be carried from the incomparable baroque beauty of Bach, to the folk-inspired Venezuelan rhythms of Lauro, and up to the 20th century – with works by modern guitarists Roland Dyens and Andrew York. The concert will also feature some of Dubey’s own arrangements of Arabic popular music, West African kora music, and an original composition or two. After the show, Dubey will be selling (and signing) hard copies of his newly released CD, “Fairuz”, recorded in Abiqiui, New Mexico, and described by Classical Guitar Magazine as an “engaging and enlightening historical journey… that opens and then blooms like an exquisite flower.”
Dubey has come home to Los Alamos and has offered a free concert each summer during his undergraduate education. This concert is a version of the senior recital he is preparing. In previous years, he has played to overflow crowds in the Upstairs Rotunda of Mesa Public Library- which is why this concert will be held at Fuller Lodge with its greater capacity.
For more information about library events, visit the calendar on the Los Alamos County Community Services page on the County website or call 662.8250.