Ben Verdery CONCERT

Date and Time
Saturday, June 15, 2024
7:30pm— 9:00pm
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St. Philip Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
4807 San Felipe
Houston, TX 77056
United States
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Legendary Professor of Guitar, Professor Benjamin Verdery, Coming to Houston

Benjamin Verdery Yale School of Music

June 15, 2024, 7:30 PM

St. Philip Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

4807 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77056

We want to let you know about a very cool concert happening on Saturday, June 15th that you might be interested in attending! Legendary Professor of Guitar, Benjamin Verdery - Yale School of Music, comes to Houston on June 15th.  You'll enjoy works by Thomas Flippin, Ingram Marshall, Benjamin Verdery and Ferdinando Carulli, followed by Scenes From Ellis Island!  Ben Verdery is a prolific composer of works for guitar solo, duo, large ensembles, and film, including the iconic Scenes from Ellis Island!  To learn more about Ben Verdery, check out his bio below!

Scenes From Ellis Island

Benjamin Verdery, Composer and Conductor
Performed by the Houston Festival Guitar Orchestra

General Admission: $35  /  Seniors: $30   /  Students: $5

Click HERE for tickets!
After purchasing tickets, please email [email protected] if you would
like to be seated together or as a group.

They will reserve a special section for you and your guests, or your group!

Scenes from Ellis Island has been broadcast extensively and performed throughout North America, Europe and New Zealand. Inspired by Verdery’s trip to the Ellis Island Museum, “I was particularly moved by various photographs of people in whose eyes one saw such hardship – so many, hoping and dreaming of a better future life here in America. Ellis Island was known as the ‘Island of Hope, Island of Tears.’ This description weighed heavily on my mind as I wrote the piece.” It is written in 8 sections/scenes with projected images.

Benjamin Verdery:   Classical & Electric Guitar – Composer – Recording Artist
This legendary professor of guitar at Yale Music School for 40+ years, has performed throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Verdery released over 17 albums – recorded and performed with scores of diverse artists, including Andy Summers, Leo Kottke, Anthony Newman, Jessye Norman, Herman Prey, Paco Peña, John Williams, hip-hop artist Billy Dean Thomas, Jiji, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet – to name a few. He is a prolific composer of works for guitar solo, duo, large ensembles, and film, including the iconic Scenes from Ellis Island    Full Bio:

ENJOY - We hope you get the chance to see Ben in concert!  It will be a very memorable experience for the entire family, and especially for any students of music!  For questions or help registering, contact [email protected] for immediate assistance. 


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St. Philip Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

4807 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77056, United States,
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