Guitar Orchestra and Latin American Music Ensemble
The Keene State College Guitar Orchestra and Keene State College Latin American Ensemble will present this concert. Both groups are directed by Dr. Jose Lezcano, Professor of Music.
The program, entitled, "Panpipes, Praetorius, and Poulenc: Enhancing Global Awareness" will feature the 14-member Guitar Orchestra performing works by the aforementioned German composer Michael Praetorius (Renaissance Dances from his collection, "Terpsichore"), François Poulenc (Suite Français), Gaspar Sanz (Suite Española), Mozart (Minuet K. 229), Vivaldi´s Double Concerto in D minor for viola d'amore, guitar, and strings, and ¨Speak to Me,¨a traditional Greek Dance. The 15-member Latin American Music ensemble will play numerous dances for panpipes, flutes, charangos, and guitars, from Ecuador and Bolivia, including "Sanjuanito de Jatun Ñan," a folk tune collected by Dr. Lezcano during his fieldwork in Ecuador. Joining the ensemble will be members of the KSC flute choir. Appearing as soloists with both groups will be the renowned Alturas Duo, comprising Carlos Boltes and Scott Hill. Carlos is a virtuoso of the 10-string Andean charango (small guitar) and a concert violist; Scott is a guitarist from Thunder Bay, Ontario who has mastered the rhythms and techniques of Latin American guitar. Hailed by the Washington Post for "marvelous virtuosity," the Duo has performed in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador and throughout the US and Puerto Rico including recitals at: Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Smithsonian Institute, the Music Mountain Chamber Music Series, La Guitarra California, and the 34th International Viola Congress. Their appearance is made possible by a PEPSI grant and the KSC Music Department.
Student admission to the concert is free. Alturas will also offer a concert / lecture on Nov. 13, Tuesday, at 11 a.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall of the Redfern Arts Center.
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