Marfa Dialogues

Sharon Isbin

14 February 2011

Valentine’s Concert with Sharon Isbin
Monday, 14 February 2011
Crowley Theater
Doors at 6 pm | Performance at 6:30 pm

Please join us for a special performance by three-time Grammy Award-winning solo guitarist, Sharon Isbin, on Monday, February 14, 2011 at the Crowley Theater. Doors open at 6 pm; show begins at 6:30 pm.

Sharon will perform select works of Spanish and Latin American music by Granados, Albeniz, Terrega, Brouwer, Barrios, and Lauro from Spain, Brazil, Cuba, Paraguay, and Venezuela.

Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique, and versatility, multiple Grammy Award-winner Sharon Isbin has been hailed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time.” She has given sold-out performances throughout the world at New York’s Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, London’s Barbican and Wigmore Halls, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Paris’ Châtelet, Vienna’s Musikverein, Munich’s Herkulessaal, Madrid’s Teatro Real, and many others. She has served as Artistic Director/Soloist of festivals she created for Carnegie Hall and the Ordway Music Theatre (St. Paul), her own series at New York’s 92nd Street Y, and the acclaimed national radio series Guitarjam. She is a frequent guest on national radio programs including All Things Considered and Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.

For more information on Sharon, please visit her website.

In addition to her show at the Crowley Theater, Sharon Isbin will be conducting a workshop at Marfa ISD as part of Ballroom Marfa’s Outreach and Education Program. Isbin will work with band director Forrest Perry and Principal Graydon Hicks on an interactive lesson. As Hicks recently stated, “Marfa Junior/Senior High School is very pleased, and grateful, for the continued support and opportunities we receive from Ballroom Marfa in our fine arts areas. We consider ourselves lucky to have such an organization locally, providing important exposure from various fine arts professionals to our students. Diversity of education is extremely important, and we at Marfa Junior/Senior High would have a very difficult time providing that without the help we receive from Ballroom Marfa.”

Please listen to the radio interview with Sharon Isbin on Wednesday, 9 February 2011 at 10am. Isbin will be a guest during the live weekly interview program Talk at Ten on KRTS 93.5 FM or streaming live at

    Sharon Isbin performing Isaac Albeniz’s “Asturias,” Antonio Lauro’s “Waltz #3,” and Isaias Savio’s “Batucada” at the White House Evening of Classical Music on November 4, 2009. Courtesy of

    The Sharon Isbin performance and educational programs in Marfa are made possible through the generous support of Ballroom Marfa’s Front Row Members. Special thanks to Marfa Independent School District, the Crowley Theater, Marfa Public Radio, Marfa Recording Company, Marfa Industries, and The Big Bend Sentinel.