Music Dept. Hosts Guitar Night

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The UWG Department of Music will host its annual Guitar Night in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall, Friday, April 10, at 8:15 pm.  The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

Guitar Night will feature a student, faculty and staff recital of various works for both solo and ensemble guitar.  The night will start with guitarist Pierce Huff of Carrollton performing a solo of a piece by an anonymous composer that was transcribed by the renowned guitarist Narciso Yepes for the 1952 French film “Jeux Interdits.”

Other soloists include UWG students Joel Jackson of Carrollton, Brandon Johnson of Douglasville and music department program coordinator Harry Nelson. They will perform selections from the classical guitar repertoire including “Schottish-Choro” from Suite Populaire Bresilienne by Heitor Villa-Lobos, “Recuerdos de la Alhambra” by Francisco Tarrega and “Asturias” by Isaac Albeniz.

To finish off the concert, Jackson, Johnson and Nelson will perform in ensemble with Samantha Godwin of Avondale to perform the fourth movement of “Sinfonia XX” by the Baroque composer Johan Roman, a selection from contemporary composer Leo Brouwer’s “Paisaje Cubano con Rumba” and an original piece by the ensemble’s director Brian Mitchell, instructor of guitar, titled “Elegy.”  Of particular interest is the sound of the muted guitars in Brouwer’s “Paisaje Cubano.”

For more information on this and other music events,  call 678-839-6516 or visit www.westga.edu/~musicdpt.