WCHOF Music Series: Out of the Box by Mark Akin

WCHOF Music Series: Out of the Box by Mark Akin

Location: World Chess Hall of Fame, 4652 Maryland Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108

Date: June 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm

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Join W. Mark Akin as he presents a classical guitar program exploring unique and unconventional techniques composers have used to convey specific ideas.  From guided improvisations, wild percussive techniques, and alternate tunings, this program explores methods outside the realm of what is considered "normal" classical guitar.  From Russia and the Middle East to the vast expanse of the cosmos, this program transports the listener with all the various soundscapes the guitar has to offer. 

Award-winning classical guitarist W. Mark Akin is a Saint Louis-based musician who has engaged audiences across the country with his dynamic on-stage presence and musicality.  He has won prizes in numerous competitions including the Artist Presentation Society competition.  He teaches at Washington University, is a Teaching Artist with St. Louis Classical guitar, and hosts the radio program "Inside Classical Guitar" on Classic 107.3.  His debut album "Crimson Tower" featuring Romantic and Modern works is available on his website wmarkguitar.com and on all digital platforms. 

Reservations are required.

5:30 p.m. | Doors Open

6:00 p.m. | Complimentary artist talk

6:30 p.m. | Break

7:00 p.m. | Concert

Limited in person seating available.

*$12.50 (50% off) for WCHOF members, students, seniors, and military personnel

For additional information, please call 314-367-9243 or email events@worldchesshof.org.