Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, internationally acclaimed soloist of the Paraguayan harp, will be on stage at the Charles R. Nunn Performing Arts Center at Olive Peirce Middle School on Saturday, March 27.
Ortiz has recorded over 40 albums and is the winner of a Gold Record in South America. His latest composition for harp, presented at the World Harp Congress in Amsterdam with 232 harpists, broke the Guinness World Record for the largest harp ensemble.
Born in Cuba, Ortiz immigrated with his family to Venezuela when 11. He began his study of the Paraguayan harp at the age of 15, and the Venezuelan folk harp at 16. Five years later he moved to the United States for further studies in music and completed medical school.
His multicultural repertoire covers folk, classical and popular music of many countries, as well as his original compositions. He lectures on a variety of subjects at universities and colleges and he is the author of several harp music books. His compositions are performed and recorded by harpists around the world.
Tickets to the Ramona Concert Association event may be purchased at the door the night of the concert at $15 for adults and $5 for students and children. Doors will open for seating at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. More information is at 760-789-7474, 760-787-1566, 760-788-2633 and firstname.lastname@example.org.