Brazilian classical guitarist to offer performance and master class

Classical guitarist Erisvaldo Borges will present a free recital and master class Thursday, Sept. 8, and Friday, Sept. 9, respectively, on Marshall University’s Huntington campus as a guest artist for Marshall’s School of Music.

A Brazilian native, Borges will be on Marshall’s Smith Recital Hall stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Admission is free and the recital is open to the public. Borges will unofficially release his new book, “Northeastern Brazilian Music for Guitar,” the same day as his recital.

Marshall’s Dr. Júlio Alves, associate professor of music, wrote the preface of the book, and said that while “Northeastern Brazilian Music for Guitar” won’t go to press until next week in Brazil, Borges will be performing pieces from the book and will donate at least one copy to Marshall’s library so students will be able to study his music.

On Sept. 9, Borges will host a master class from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Jomie Jazz Center, room 210. The master class is free and open to all.

Borges, an experienced recording artist, has performed in major cities in Brazil, as well as in Venezuela, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras. Some of his performances have been broadcast by radio and national TV stations. He has composed more than 400 pieces for guitar. He currently teaches classical guitar at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Piauí in Brazil.

Contact the Marshall University School of Music at 304-696-3117 or visit for more information on this and other School of Music events.