Edgar Cruz brings his spectacular talent to OPSU this Thursday. - Courtesy Photo
**For Immediate Release**
Guitarist Extraordinaire to Perform at OPSU
- released by OPSU Campus Communications 04-25-07
by Laura Hays
Goodwell, Okla. — Named three consecutive years as Oklahoma’s Best Performing Artist/Acoustic Guitarist, Edgar Cruz will weave his magic at Oklahoma Panhandle State University this Thursday, April 26 at 8 p.m. in Hughes-Strong Auditorium. Sponsored by the OPSU Cultural Committee, ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for non-OPSU students, and OPSU students, faculty and staff are admitted free.
The professional performer entrances audiences with his precision, speed, and the complexity with which his fingers strike the strings of his guitar. He plays a wide repertoire including Latin, Classical, International, Rock, Jazz, Mariachi, and Romantic music. Cruz grew up playing the Mexican bass with his father, serenading restaurant customers. His father taught him to play what the audience wanted to hear, and promised the customers would pay well. Edgar spent hours teaching himself popular songs, and it paid off one night when his father was called to play at a private function and Edgar strolled the restaurant alone. He was handed a $5 tip for playing “If I Were a Rich Man” and knew his career was off to a great start.
A few of his selections include “The William Tell Overture,” “In the Mood,” “MacArthur Park,” and “Dueling Banjos.” Make plans now to enjoy a music-filled evening with Edgar Cruz.