Latin Grammy winner Antonio Rey to kick off UNLV Performing Arts Center’s 46th season in September

The UNLV Center for the Performing Arts will launch its 46th season on September 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall with renowned flamenco composer and guitar virtuoso Antonio Rey.

Winner of the 2020 Latin GRAMMY® Award for Best Flamenco Album, “Flamenco Sin Fronteras”, Rey is considered by flamenco aficionados to be one of the finest flamenco guitar virtuosos in the world. He is loved by the public for his natural charisma, his charm and his prodigious musicality. His dazzling speed, comprehensive yet effortless flamenco vocabulary and soulful compositions combine to create an unforgettable musical experience.

He was born in 1981 in Madrid into a family of artists. His musical career began at the age of 10 in Mexico where he lives with his father, Tony Rey. At 15, he made his first tour of Japan with the famous Japanese bailaora Yoko Komatsubara. Three years later, his career in Spain was launched when he was invited by the famous flamenco dancer Antonio Canales to join his company.

In 2003, at just 22 years old, Rey won 1st prize for guitar at the prestigious La Union Mines festival in Murcia, Spain. He went on to win the Bordon Minero trophy that year followed by 1st prize at the L’Hospitalet Llobregat competition in Barcelona. In 2007 he was hired as musical director for the live album “Olala!” by actress Victoria Abril. That same year he began to present his work “A Traves de Ti” on different stages around the world, followed by three additional solo CDs and tours.

This concert is sponsored by Dr. Dan & Linzel McBride.

Single tickets go on sale August 6 and are priced at $30 (discounts available). Subscription packages for the 46th season can also be purchased by phone at 702-895-ARTS (2787), online at pac.unlv.edu or at the PAC box office from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. When purchasing a ticket or subscription package, consider making a donation to the Center for the Performing Arts to provide local students with the opportunity to work with all of the outstanding performers.

About CAP

The UNLV Performing Arts Center is the original home of the arts in Southern Nevada; it opened in 1976 and celebrates its 46th season in 2022-2023. It hosts a variety of shows and events and is home to self-produced events as well as productions from the Nevada Conservatory Theater, UNLV School of Music, UNLV Dance, and Las Vegas Men’s Chorus, among many other presenters. community arts. The UNLV PAC also hosts various Clark County School District fine arts festivals and concerts. Visit pac.unlv.edu.