Classical guitar concert to benefit ag center, Feb. 1

Published 4:05 pm Monday, January 28, 2013

On Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m., all are invited to join for a special concert of acoustic, classical guitar with Matthew Smith and Chance Glass from Columbia, S.C.

Spanish and Latin influenced pieces, lively pieces from the classical era, haunting music from the baroque style and a contemporary piece composed specifically for the duo encompass their current musical program, which will highlight music written from some of the guitar’s greatest composers.

Matthew Smith, who holds a bachelors degree in music, currently directs the Classical Guitar Ensemble at Newberry College. He has also composed and directed an all-guitar soundtrack for the independent film, “I Remember.”

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Chance Glass holds a master of music degree from USC, where he studied under Christopher Berg. He is currently a member of the music faculty at Midlands Technical College. In addition to teaching, Glass has performed across the Southeast with various popular musical groups and theatre productions.

Both men are part of the administrative faculty of the annual Southern Guitar Festival and Competition directed by Marina Alexandra in Columbia. This dynamic duo have been performing together for the past two years and are sure to captivate the most discerning music aficionados as well as casual fans of guitar music.

Tickets are available in advance at the Farm Store, as well as the evening of the event. All proceeds go to benefit the Mill Spring Agricultural Centers Farm Store, which operates primarily on a volunteer basis.

For information about the concert, the store or the Ag Center, visit or contact the Mill Spring Farm Store at 828 894-8028 or 828 863-4377.

– article submitted by Mindy Wiener