Accomplished cellist Dave Eggar will be joined by special guest Mario Diaz when he returns to the area for a performance, presented by Pro-Art Association, Oct. 20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodloe Center at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. The concert is part of the W. Campbell Edmonds Memorial Concert Series.
Eggar, a world-renowned cellist, is one of the most honored returning performers. Mario Diaz is a classical/flamenco guitar player from Portland, Oregon.
With influences ranging from classical to reggae, Eggar brings elements of music from across the world. In this evening performance, both players will dive back into their classical roots with pieces to entrance the audience.
Eggar began playing cello at age three, at age seven performed on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera, trained as a classical cellist at the Juilliard School and graduated from both Harvard University and the Juilliard School’s doctoral program.
He debuted at Carnegie Hall at age 15 and has appeared with, or recorded with, an impressive roster of musicians, from John Denver and The Who to Ralph Stanley and Robin and Linda Williams.
Admission is $15, adults; $10, seniors; and $5, students. College students and children under age 5 are admitted at no charge.
The program is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For information or assistance for persons with special needs, contact Pro-Art Association at 276-376-4520.