Friday, November 14, 2014

Guitar Ensemble Goes South of the Border

Tunes from Cuba, Mexico and the Andes, accompanied by bass, conga and flute highlight the HSU Guitar Ensemble performance of Central and South American music on Friday November 14, with guest appearance by soprano Elisabeth Harrington.

 “Each piece on the program is coming from a different place,” said Guitar Ensemble director Nicholas Lambson. “Some are directly based on folk melodies, some are complex modern works. Some are aligned with Western European styles and some are improvisatory. Many combine these elements into unique pieces of music that represent a complex and intimate relationship with the guitar.”

 Guitar Ensemble performers are Kenneth Bozanich, Tyler Burkhart, Michael Carrasco, Sandee Castaneda, Nick Hart, Andrew Heavelin, Bryant Kellison, Jason Keyes, Erin Laetz, Leo Plummer and Ryan Woempner. 

 Elisabeth Harrington joins Heavelin on a selection by famed Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.  Composers of other tunes on the program include Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Agustin Barrios Mangore (Paraguay), Guido Santorsola (Uruguay) and Leo Brouwer (Cuba.) 

 The HSU Guitar Ensemble performs on Friday November 14 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU. Tickets from HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door: $8 general, $5 seniors and children, HSU students with ID admitted free.  Directed by Nicholas Lambson, produced by HSU Music Department.

Media: Humboldt State Now

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