Classical guitar concert to be held at Tabernacle

ST. GEORGE — We are pleased to announce that Joseph R. Costello, classical guitarist, will be performing at the St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St. at 7:30 p.m. on March 22. The concert is free to the public.

After 30 years, Joseph will be returning to Southern Utah to perform solo classical guitar for family, friends, music lovers, and the entire community.

The concert will feature solo pieces from some of the most famous guitar composers of the 19th century: Giuliani, Carulli, Carcassi, and Coste.

Additionally, the concert will feature two guest artists: vocalist DeeAnn Costello and classical pianist Adam Costello. DeeAnn is an alumna of and Adam is a senior at Tuacahn High School. Adam is a 2016 Southwest Symphony Youth Concerto Competition winner and will be performing with the Symphony on April 8.

Joseph performed his first classical guitar recital at Southern Utah University in 1986 while earning his bachelors degree in music. Since then he earned a Masters Degree in Guitar Performance and Pedagogy and a Doctorate degree in Classical Guitar Performance.

After teaching classical guitar privately, at elementary, high school, and university levels for 25 years, Joseph joined the active duty Army Reserve.  In June he will be retiring from the Army and moving to Washington City to develop a classical guitar teaching studio and increase the interest of classical guitar playing.

Anyone interested in getting involved as a sponsor, member of the press, or volunteer should contact Joseph Costello at azjrc123@gmail.com.

For more information, please visit the concert Facebook event page.

We look forward to seeing you.

Event details

  • What: Classical guitar concert by Joseph R. Costello
  • When: Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St., St. George
  • Cost: Free

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