Friday, November 08, 2013

   Guitar Ensemble Explores the World

 HSU Guitar Ensemble explores the world in concert on Friday November 8 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

 Balkan, Asian and African styles are included in “World Music Primer” by Dusan Bogdanovic. “It clearly displays Bogdanovic’s connection with world music,” said Guitar Ensemble director Nicholas Lambson, “though the Balkan and Macedonian works in this collection are the most particular to him, since he is from that region. These pieces feature odd rhythms and syncopations that are often found in Eastern European folk music.”

 Other selections include “Irish Dance,” a traditional melody arranged by England’s Jeremy Sparks, and pieces by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla and contemporary Brazilian composer Egberto Amin Gismonti. The United States is represented by a piece by William Kanengiser that includes prepared guitar techniques, and by Scott Joplin’s “Easy Winners.”

 Performers in this Guitar Ensemble concert include Alex Diaz, Jason Hall, Nick Hart, Jake Masterson, Nick Lambson, Kris Lang, Justin Santos, Charlie Sleep, Leonardo Simmons, Rory Urquhart and Greg Willis.

 The HSU Guitar Ensemble performs on Friday November 8 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus in Arcata. Tickets are $8/$5, free to HSU students with ID, from HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door. Directed by Nicholas Lambson.  An HSU Music Department production.

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