Thanks to everyone who came out to see Richard Miller perform at the Gateway Arts Center on Friday! EducArte presented the concert in partnership with the Brentwood Arts Exchange for their Listening Room Concert Series.
This Richard Miller concert was the first of two presentations EducArte is curating at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Brentwood Arts Exchange. This performance was just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month and a great way to highlight important living cultural traditions in Prince George’s County and Maryland. Next up at Brentwood Arts Exchange, EducArte will curate the electrifying harp and dance duo Abbie & Agi in February.
The Richard Miller concert was an intimate performance in the inspiring art gallery space at the Gateway Arts Center. Richard dazzled us with the expressive sounds of the Brazilian 7-string nylon guitar, including a repertoire of Brazilian styles (choro, samba, bossa nova, forro, etc.). He performed pieces by popular composers, like Heitor Villa-Lobos, Tom Jobim, and João Pernambuco, among others.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Richard made the DMV his home base for many years. Richard received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in music theory from Catholic University and was the premier Brazilian guitarist and arranger in Washington, D.C., including serving as the Music Director for the Kennedy Center’s commissioned musical, “OLIVERio: A Brazilian Twist.” Richard now lives in San Diego. We are always happy to have him back in town.