Cameron University Guitar Ensemble to present concert

The Cameron University Department of Music will present the CU Guitar Ensemble in concert on Monday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall.  Featured guitarists are Trevor Campbell, Hannah Esquer and William Herrara, Lawton; Tyler Farmer, Geronimo; Samuel Phillips, Sallisaw; and Wesley Stafford, Gulfport, Miss. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students, members of the military and senior citizens. Proceeds from the concert will support music student scholarships. Cameron University students, faculty and staff with CU I.D. are admitted at no charge. Seating is limited to 80 patrons.

Under the direction of Dr. Kirsten Underwood, the program will begin with three transcriptions for guitar ensemble of instrumental dances from Jean Philippe Rameau’s opera “The Boréades.”  Stafford will be featured as a concerto soloist during the group’s performance of the first movement of Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor, Op. 3, No. 6, and Esquer will be featured in the Minuetto from Haydn’s Quartet No. 8, Op. 2, No. 2.  The mood of the evening will then shift considerably as the ensemble performs two moving pieces by Edward Elgar, Elegy, Op. 8 originally for string orchestra, and “How Calmly the Evening,” originally for choir.  Chopin’s Prelude, Op. 28, No. 4 will follow, featuring a unique rhythmic structure highly suitable for guitars.  The ensemble will then play Bolivian composer Jaime Zenamon’s “Impressionen.”  Campbell will premier his new composition, “The Drift.”  The concert will close with Scott Joplin’s famous ragtime work, “The Entertainer.” 

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.

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February 16, 2016

PR# 16-030