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Live from WRTI's Performance Studio: Classical Guitarist Brad Rau Plays Bach, Villa Lobos, Desmond!

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Brad Rau

Join us on Friday, July 26th at 12:10 PM when local guitarist Brad Rau visits the performance studio to play music from Bach to Paul Desmond. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host. 


Paul Desmond (1924-1977),  Take Five

Eduardo Sainz de la Maza (1903-1982),  Campanas Del Alba (Bells of Dawn)

Heitor Villa Lobos (1887-1959), Etude 11

J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Prelude in E major

Brad Rau was a 15-year-old drummer and rock musician when he fell in love with classical guitar. Now he plays at various venues around the tri-state area, and also brings his interest in philosophy, physics and humor to his work as a guitar teacher.  Brad recently released a music video, playing Jorge Morel's Danza in E minor. 

In his visit to WRTI, Brad shares his music and insights with a program of works composed in different traditions and time periods. 

Brad Rau graduated with a masters degree from New England Conservatory, where he studied with Eliot Fisk, the last pupil of Andres Segovia. He has performed in masterclasses with Grammy award-winners Sharon Isbin, Andrew York, and Jason Vieaux. 

Check out Brad's upcoming performances.

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.