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Ekachai Jearakul

ALBANY (March 11, 2016) — The College of Saint Rose presents a performance by acclaimed classical guitarist Ekachai Jearakul.

The Guitar Foundation of America concert takes place Sunday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. on the D’Arcy-Brady Stage in the Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, New York.


A presentation of Premiere Performances with the Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York, tickets are $20 general admission, $10 students and may purchased online at  For concert and ticket information, contact the Massry Center ticket office at 518-337-4871 or


Jearakul is considered one of the most outstanding classical guitarists on the international scene. In 2014, he became the first Asian guitarist to win the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition. The prize includes a 50-concert tour in North and South America, including a Carnegie Hall debut in New York City and recordings on the Naxos and GHA labels with worldwide distribution. Jearakul has performed in more than 16 countries, including Thailand, China, France, Korea, Russia, Greece, Japan, Austria, England, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Philippines, Indonesia, Spain, Singapore and the U.S.


Opened in 2008, the critically acclaimed Massry Center for the Arts features the 400-seat Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Esther Massry Gallery, choral and instrument rehearsal rooms, teaching studios, piano labs and classrooms. Past performing artists have included B.B. King, Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Doc Severinson, Ramsey Lewis, Maceo Parker, Mary Lambert, Tim Reynolds, Stefon Harris, John Pizzarelli, the Boston Symphony Orchestra Strings, Yuja Wang, Paula Cole and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The 46,000 square-foot gem is certified LEED Gold, ranking it among the Capital Region’s most energy-efficient and Earth-friendly buildings.



For More Information, Contact:

Benjamin Marvin
Director of Media Relations