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Derek Gripper

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 7:30pm

Derek Gripper posing with guitar
Derek Gripper

Derek Gripper is a South African classical guitarist who embarked on a journey through different musical styles when he found classical guitar music too limiting. His explorations and studies found him learning diverse styles from India, Cape Town and West Africa, but he always applied what he discovered to the guitar.

Gripper’s 2018-19 concerts explore the dialogue between the disparate styles that have informed his work to date: the West African Kora, Bach, South African jazz, Contemporary Classical and large scale improvisations. This diverse palate creates music that is at once intimate and explosive, improvised and composed, traditional and new.

To purchase tickets to see Derek Gripper live in concert at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, follow our purchase tickets link to the right. Single tickets for this performance will go on sale September 18, 2018.

  • Advance Sales/At the Door General: $20/$25
  • Advance Sales/At the Door Discount: $15/$20
  • Advance Sales/At the Door Children 17 & Under & UHH/HCC Students: $10/$15