The Cameron University Department of Music will present the CU Guitar Ensemble in concert on Friday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. Featured guitarists are Ashim Bohara, Kathmandu, Nepal; Nic Callen, Cache; Trevor Campbell and Shane Rutherford, Lawton; Samuel Phillips, Sallisaw; and Wesley Stafford, Altus. The CU Guitar Ensemble is directed by Dr. Kirsten Underwood. Admission is free. Seating is limited to 80 patrons.
This showcase will feature the Spanish dance music of Baroque composers Gaspar Sanz, Manuel Ponce and Christoph Nichelmann, as well as selections from Antonin Dvořák’s “Czech Suite, Op. 39.” The program will also include “The Lover’s Ghost,” a haunting selection by English composer Ralph Vaughn Williams from “Five English Folksongs.”
In addition, the showcase will feature original compositions by Rutherford, who has written numerous pieces for guitar duo, trio and sextet. Four movements from his work entitled “The Seven Deadly Sins” will be featured, as well as “Delinquo,” “Contention,” and “Folding Chair in a Locked Room.”
The concert will conclude with “Cool Struttin’,” “Cat Step Blues,” “Lil’ Boogie,” and “Blues Stomp,” blues trios by Australian composer Gunar Ulrich.
For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
April 27, 2015