Divergent Strings is known for performing a wide range of music in a classical guitar trio format. In addition to their interpretations of classical pieces, they perform music from many different countries, their arrangements of classic rock songs, and their own original music. The “From Bach to the Beatles and Beyond” will feature music from all of the genres that Divergent Strings perform. Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, music from Spain and South America, Beatles, Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones and original pieces will all be performed at this concert. Opening the show will be the Manchester Community Music School’s Folk String Ensemble performing folk music from around the world. Both groups will combine to perform the finale together.
John Zevos – Guitar and Mandolin
John has been performing and teaching music for over four decades. His recently retired from his position of 21 years at Timberlane Regional High School where he created and directed the Timberlane Guitar Orchestra, the Timberlane Rock Ensemble, and the Timberlane Community Guitar Orchestra. He currently directs the Timberlane Community Guitar Orchestra, the Manchester Community Music School Folk String Ensemble, and has frequently guest conducted the Boston Guitar Orchestra. He performs regularly with Lichen, Ben Rudnick and Friends, and Celtic Knot in addition to Divergent Strings and solo performances. His compositions have been performed throughout New England and he has over 15 cd’s in his discography. John is also a busy music teacher as a faculty member at Manchester Community Music School. Through his affiliation with the New Hampshire Music Educators Association, he is the chairman of the New Hampshire All-State Guitar Committee.
Wayne Hughes – Guitar
Wayne has been performing in New Hampshire for the past 30 years. He began as a rock/blues guitarist, and in the past was a member of the Boston Guitar Orchestra for 4 years. Wayne has been bitten by the classical guitar bug and has been dedicating himself to that style.
Roger Ramirez – Guitar
Born to Cuban immigrant parents, Roger was given a guitar at age 4 by his grandfather who was a lute player. Although Roger did not take to the guitar right away, his older brother Richard did. After losing Richard in a car crash, Roger began learning the guitar as a tribute to his brother. After less than a year of guitar lessons, Roger was bitten by the classical guitar bug and began his studies in classical guitar. His passion for music has just about consumed him as he spends most (all on some days) of his free time practicing the guitar and learning music theory.