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KSC Guitar Concert Features Dance Music

Keene State College Professor of Music José Lezcano (right) directs and performs with the Latin American Ensemble

KEENE, N.H. 3/28/03 - The Keene State College Guitar Orchestra, Latin American Ensemble, and Guitar Ensemble will play dance music from the courtly to the Afro-Cuban in a Wednesday, April 16, concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall of the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond. Tickets are $7 for the general public and $5 for KSC students, senior citizens, and youth 17 and under. Call the box office at 603-358-2168.

Selections will include the dance music of the Renaissance, the rhythms of the Baroque period, contemporary Afro-Cuban beats, and the rhythmic flavor of Latin dances.

Keene State Professor of Music José Lezcano will direct the Guitar Orchestra and Latin American Ensemble. Keene State faculty member Ted Mann will direct the Guitar Ensemble.

The Guitar Orchestra will play Renaissance galliards by Michael Praetorius, Leo Brouwer’s Cuban Landscape with Rumba and Bach’s Air and Badinerie. Student David Ross will play an octave guitar solo during the Badinerie, from Bach’s Orchestral Suite in B Minor for flute and strings arranged for guitar orchestra.

The Latin American Ensemble will play a tango by Astor Piazzolla, some mestizo music from Ecuador, and a Caribbean bolero.

Professor Lezcano teaches applied guitar, music theory, guitar pedagogy, and Latin American music at Keene State. He was named Composer of the Year by the New Hampshire Music Teacher’s Association in 2002.

Mr. Mann teaches courses in the history of rock and roll, counterpoint, analytical techniques, and guitar classes at KSC.

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