Cameron University presents free concert featuring Cameron University Guitar Ensemble

The Cameron University Department of Music will present the CU Guitar Ensemble in concert on Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall.  Featured guitarists are Ashim Bohara, Kathmandu, Nepal; Jeremy Redbird and Shane Rutherford, Lawton; and Wesley Stafford, Altus. The concert is open to the public at no charge.

Under the direction of Dr. Kirsten Underwood, the guitar ensemble will perform a variety of classical and folk music, including an arrangement of J.S. Bach’s “Orchestral Suite No. 2.”  The solo part was originally written for flute and will be played on guitar by Bohara.  Highlights from among the seven individual movements include “Polonaise and Double” and “Badinerie.”

Also in the repertoire are programmatic works by Brazilian composer and classical guitarist Jaime Mirtenbaum Zenamon. The movements include titles such as “At the River,” “In the Reeds,” “In the Mountains,” The Hunt,” and “Summer Night.” 

The music of Sergei Prokofiev will be exemplified in “Scherzo Humoristique, Op. 12, No. 9,” originally written for piano.

The ensemble will also present guitar duets such as Brahms’ “Waltz,” the anonymously composed “La Rossignol” about a beautiful nightingale, “To a Wild Rose” by MacDowell, and Guy Bergeron’s “Ballade pour Anne.”

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

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April 18, 2014

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