Sierra Nevada Guitar Society welcomes classical guitarist Arina Burceva in a special performance at 8 p.m. Friday at the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom, 449 West King St.
Since appearing at the 2009 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival, Burceva has gone on to become an international touring artist performing at festivals in the United States, Mexico, South America and beyond.
Originally from the Ukraine, Burceva began playing guitar at 8 years old. By the time she was a young teen she was already an accomplished musician. She went on to study music as well as English and Art History in college and received a master's degree in music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Burceva is actively involved in composing her own repertoire for the guitar. Inspired by nature, art, literature, poetry and mythology, her musical style reflects elements of jazz, classical, baroque and impressionism.
Her concerts feature a balanced program of standards, contemporary works and her own exciting compositions.
Burceva's appearance is part of the Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival & Competition July 14-17 at Squaw Valley, which includes various concerts in the Reno/Tahoe region. Festival brochures are available at www.sierraguitar.org.
She is also the first performer in the Brewery Art Center's Classical Performance Series.
Tickets are $15 general; $13 students and seniors and $10 for BAC members. Go to www.breweryarts.org or call 775-883-1976.