Carrizozo Music, Inc. and the New Mexico Humanities Council present Todd Green in a lecture and concert featuring instruments from Africa and the Middle East. The event will take place on Thursday, February 14, at 5 PM at the Carrizozo School Old Gym. Multi-Instrumentalist Todd Green performs original music on over 30 acoustic strings, flutes and percussion instruments from all over the world, inspired by many different cultures in the Middle East, Central Asia, Far East and South America. His custom-built electronic system allows him to layer instruments as he performs, which in effect turns him into a high-tech one-man-band of World Music. As Todd takes his audience on a fascinating tour of many countries and their diverse styles of music, he intersperses his playing with entertaining and informative explanations of the music and the instruments. Todd’s artistic mission is to "help bring down the barriers that divide us by experiencing other cultures through their music."
At 3PM, in the Old Gym, Todd will present a concert for Carrizozo School students. All events are free and open to the general public.
Todd Green began studying guitar at the age of ten. He has been writing and performing his own music professionally since the age of fifteen. He studied composition and arrangement at Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Mass. At the same time he was studying privately with Mick Goodrich, jazz guitar legend at New England Conservatory of Music, Pat Metheny, Grammy Award winning guitarist and George Benson, international recording star. After spending five years in Boston, he moved to New York City where he performed with the top echelon of studio musicians and toured with bands throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
While in New York, he began studying Western Flute, East Indian Bansuri Bamboo Flute (with Steve Gorn), and Tablas (Indian hand drums) with Ray Spiegel. He now lives in Northern Nevada near Lake Tahoe. Todd performs nationally as a multi-instrumental solo artist in the college and fine arts markets. Frequently, along with his concerts, Todd conducts college master classes and interactive school clinics and assemblies. His columns on improvisation have been published in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine
Other events in the Carrizozo Music, Inc. 2019 spring season include the Sunday, March 31, fundraising Italian dinner, silent auction and concert featuring Lone Pinon and Margot Leverett. Saturday, April 13 brings a collaboration with the artists of Carrizozo in celebration of World Art Day. William Feasley, guitar, has developed a program entitled Echos of Goya, a powerpoint program of Goya paintings accompanied by music of the time. On Monday, May 13, James Onstad, tenor, and David Leisner, guitar, will present a program of songs and lieder, many composed by Mr. Leisner.
For information about Carrizozo Music, the 2019 season schedule and concert updates, please check www.carrizozomusic.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elaine at 575-648-2757. Carrizozo Music sponsors a series of classical, summer Portico Concerts and school outreach performances with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.