Hannibal Arts Council Hosting Ronald Radford Performance on June 7
The Hannibal Arts Council will present Flamenco guitarist Ronald Radford at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7 at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 South Main Street. Admission is $10 and is open to the public. Students may attend the performance for FREE. In addition to the Sunday performance at HAC, Radford will perform Monday at an assembly for Hannibal students attending summer school and also at Luther Manor. His Hannibal visit is funded by a Touring Program grant from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
Ronald Radford is known world-wide as the American master of the Flamenco guitar. He began his career as a student of the legendary Flamenco guitarist Carlos Montoya and studied classical guitar with Andres Segovia. He is the only individual ever to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Flamenco guitar and traveled thousands of miles in Spain studying the music of the Spanish Gypsies. He has performed at New York's Carnegie Hall and Washington's Kennedy Center. His international tours have taken him to fifteen countries. He toured for the State Department as a musical ambassador in Mexico, Guatemala and other Latin American countries.
Radford was born in California, grew up in Oklahoma, and now lives in St. Louis, Missouri where he continues his career as one of the most successful ambassadors of Flamenco music in the world.