This month's Boston Classical Guitar Concert features guitarist Kim Perlak. With performances that express a breadth of tradition, guitarist Kim Perlak has been recognized as an inspired voice in new American music.
No registration is required for this in-person event.
Kim Perlack's playing was praised by The Austin-American Statesman as, “thoughtful, enchanting, vivid…a songwriter's circle without the lyrics,” and by another Austin reviewer as, “moving… the most patriotic thing I've experienced in many months.” Kim's approach to the guitar includes new music, education, and public service. Her performances of classical works, original pieces, and collaborations with jazz and traditional players have been featured on National Public Radio, at the Peabody Institute Fretfest, and on five recordings. Her projects combining performance, American music history, and educational outreach have been funded through grants from the Center for African American Southern Music and Yale Alumni Ventures.
At Berklee College of Music, Kim served as Assistant Chair of Guitar for five years before becoming Chair of Guitar in September 2018. As part of her curriculum development for the department, she authored the book Classical Technique for the Modern Guitarist, which was published by Berklee Press/Hal Leonard in 2016. She is the recipient of the 2016 and 2018 Berklee Chair Recording Grants. Kim is an advisor to the Berklee Career Center, and is the director of Berklee Guitar Sessions.
The Hingham Library and the Boston Classical Guitar Society gratefully acknowledge the support of Coastal Heritage Bank for this season's concert series.