World renowned classical guitarist Tariq Harb to appear in Lunenburg


  • <p>SUBMITTED PHOTO</p><p>Also a published composer, classical guitarist Tariq Harb will be performing his most recent composition, Spirit, during his Debut Atlantic tour.</p>

Touted as Canada's next classical guitar superstar, the Jordanian Canadian Tariq Harb will be performing in Lunenburg March 18 as part of a 12-day concert tour of the Atlantic provinces with Debut Atlantic.

"Debut Atlantic is thrilled to be back to in-person performances and presenting high-calibre artists to audiences across Nova Scotia," the classical music organization noted in a news release March 1.

The Jordan Times praised his playing, indicating it demonstrates "'not just his flawless technique but also his refined taste and a great, innate sense for truly beautiful interpretation,'" the release notes.

Harb has performed in a number of the world's most prestigious music venues, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Cairo Opera House and Carnegie Hall in New York.

He's also a published composer. His most recent composition, Spirit, which is a suite in five movements, will be featured during his Debut Atlantic tour.

Harb will begin his tour in Antigonish on March 12th, appearing with the Antigonish Performing Arts Series at 7:30 p.m. He then travels to Lunenburg on March 18th, where he will perform with Musique Royale at the Central United Church at 7:30 p.m.

On March 19th, Harb will appear at the Acadia Performing Arts Series in Wolfville for a performance at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. He ends the Nova Scotia leg of his tour in Pictou, where he will appear at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre on March 24th at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to concert engagements, Harb will be working with young students through the Debut Goes to School - 2021/22 Digital Program. This season, Debut Goes to School offers students throughout Atlantic Canada virtual access to outstanding classical and world musicians. The program provides students the opportunity to participate in live, interactive learning sessions and other events for various age groups and levels of ability.

Founded in 1979 and based in Halifax, Debut Atlantic aims to develop young artists and establish new initiatives that enhance the cultural life of Atlantic Canada. Celebrating 42 years, the organization has featured over 400 artists, gracing the stages of venues from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

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