Faculty Recital: Jose Lezcano

Saturday -

From Wichita to Leipzig, from Bach to Pop. Solo guitar works by Bach… Scarlatti….Sor, Villa-Lobos, Lezcano, Jimmy Webb, and Stevie Wonder. Guest artist to be announced.

As guitar soloist and composer, Dr. José Manuel Lezcano has captivated audiences on four continents. In programs of standard repertoire, Hispanoamerican, and original works, he has appeared in major venues and festivals, including Carnegie Recital Hall, the NYC North-South Consonance Series, Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago, Spain, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, China, Germany, and the Czech Republic as recitalist and concerto soloist. Dr. Lezcano was recently asked to join the Music Department at the University of Southern Maine (Gorham) as the new Artist Lecturer in Guitar, and continues to serve as Professor Emeritus at Keene State College.

Described by Fanfare Magazine as “an excellent guitarist as well as an imaginative composer,” Jose has earned numerous professional recognitions, including first prize in the MTNA National Guitar Competition, the NHSCA Individual Artist Fellowship, NHMTA Composer of the Year (twice), KSC Distinguished Research Award, and a Fulbright Award to Ecuador, where he pursued research on the guitar as ritual instrument in indigenous / mestizo summer solstice festivals, and taught courses at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. He has been a frequent guest artist at numerous chamber music series in New England, including Apple Hill, Electric Earth, Wisteria, Portland Chamber Music Festival (where he performed in Osvaldo Golijov’s “Ayre”), and Athenaeum concerts in Portsmouth, NH. He is an avid chamber music collaborator, appearing frequently with pianist Virginia Eskin and cellist Rebecca Hartka (Duo Mundo), in canonical repertoire and his own works.

KSC students will need to obtain their complimentary tickets in person at the Box Office rather than ordering online.

Theatre/Location: Alumni Recital Hall

Price: $12 General Public/$7 Seniors & Youth/FREE for KSC Students/