November 8, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Friday
Program Fee: $30
Program Fee Member: members $25.50 / youth $15
Multi-Juno-award winner Oscar Lopez's Latin guitar groove makes him a stand-out on the world music stage. Born in Santiago, Chile, Oscar was encouraged by his father to play the violin and its close relative the mandolin, influencing his signature rhythmic playing style. He soon chose the nylon-string guitar as his "soul" instrument.
In 1979 he moved to Canada and dedicated himself to mastering the guitar and building his successful musical career. Oscar calls Calgary home. "My roots are here but all that I am I owe to my mother country; she has made me who I am today".
Oscar's infectious rhythms, guitar mastery and improvisational wit will make you marvel and definitely want to get up and dance. Speaking of which, Oscar has shared the stage with dancers from Alberta Ballet and with big bands like The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra with Spirit of the West. A two-time JUNO Award winner and multi-nominee, he continues to surprise and engage.