The Cameron University Department of Music will present the CU Guitar Ensemble in concert on Monday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. Featured guitarists are Trevor Campbell, Lawton; Tyler Farmer, Geronimo; Samuel Phillips, Sallisaw; and Wesley Stafford, Gulfport, MS. The CU Guitar Ensemble is directed by Dr. Kirsten Underwood. Admission is free. Seating is limited to 80 patrons.
Highlighting the particular skills of each student, the program will include solos and duos as well as the full ensemble. Campbell and Phillips will perform an arrangement of “Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (Of foreign lands and peoples)” from Schumann’s “Kinderscenen, Op. 15.” Farmer and Stafford will play several movements from Fernando Sor’s “Souvenir de Russie.” The full ensemble will perform an arrangement of Mozart’s “Rondo alla Turca” from the Piano Sonata in A major, K. 331.
The students have chosen much of their own repertoire for this concert, and among the works they have selected are Fauré’s “Pavane,” “Anitra’s Dance” from Grieg’s “Peer Gynt,” and two modern compositions making use of the full range of timbres of a guitar ensemble: Gunar Ulrich’s “Irish Mist” and Kevin Love’s “The Breeze.” The concert also features three pieces by Paraguayan composer A. Barrios Mangoré, “Maxixe,” “Junto a tu Corazón,” and “Vals No. 3.”
For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
November 18, 2015