Lyndall Vickers, Classical Guitarist, Performs for GuitarSarasota’s MIni-Concert & Lecture Series

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Monday, March 13, 2017 – Lyndall Vickers – classical guitar

GuitarSarasota’s presents Lyndall Vickers on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Crocker Memorial Church in Pioneer Park, 1260 12th Street, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

Concerts are organized by GuitarSarasota with gracious support from the Vera & Imre Hecht Foundation, Inc.

Concerts are free and open to the public, no reservations are necessary. Seating is open, and available on a “first come, first served basis”.

This series is organized by GuitarSarasota with gracious support from sponsors and members. Seating is open, and available on a “first come, first served basis”. The host, Dr. Zachary Johnson of GuitarSarasota, introduces the artists, as well as engages the audience in an enlightening conversation with the musicians.

A short Meet The Artists reception is held following the concert at the adjacent Bidwell-Wood historic house.

Lyndall Vickers started his musical career at a young age. “When I was eight years old my godfather got me a guitar,” he said. “I was like, ‘what am I supposed to do with this?’ But my mom and dad didn’t want it to collect dust so they took me to guitar lessons. I had the same instructor all through elementary school, middle school, and high school until Dr. Robinson.” Lineal Vickers studied classical guitar with Dr. Stephen Robinson, having earned Stetson’s William E. Duckwitz Talent Scholarship and was named Presidential Scholar. The School of Music Faculty named him Outstanding Freshman and Sophomore of the Year for my distinguished artistic and scholastic success. Often performing on and off the Stetson campus with classical, jazz, gospel, and contemporary rock concerts. As a classical soloist and collaborative guitarist, he performed in Stetson’s Lee Chapel, Gillespie Museum, and Hand Art Center. He participated in master classes with renowned guitarists, Benjamin Verdery (Yale University) and Amadeus Duo (international guitar duo). As a jazz guitarist, he was a member of the Stetson Jazz Band, and was the Leader of the Stetson Jazz Combo. “Classic guitar is my platform to connect with other people. I want to advocate, mainly for elementary schools, middle schools, and for fine arts programs and give children the opportunity to explore art. Just having guest art performances for kids can transform their lives–I know it did for me”. “You also don’t see too many African American’s play the guitar. I want to be an example for them,” Vickers added. As his closing statement, Vicker’s said, “I just want to add that being here is both an honor and a blessing, even being in this interview. I’m just enjoying myself. I see this as a blessing and I want to be a blessing to others”.

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