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SOUTHEASTERN SPONSORS ANNUAL
FESTIVAL MARCH 24-28
HAMMOND -- The annual Southeastern
Louisiana University Guitar Festival, scheduled March 24-28, will bring
to campus eclectic and traditional guitar soloists and ensembles of international
stature, said festival organizer Patrick Kerber.
“This year's festival is the
first year that we have presented four guest artists,” said Kerber, a member
of Southeastern’s music faculty. “It is a testament to the growth of both
the festival and the Music and Dramatic Arts Department.”
Kerber said the week will begin
with the spirited rasqueados, zapateos, and caste jondo of “Alianza Flamenca,”
a group that combines song, dance, and lively flamenco guitar playing.
Also on the festival’s “guest” list are guitarists Jason Vieaux, guitarist
and performance artist Randy Pile, and the Bel Arts Trio. The trio’s guitarist,
Jim Smith, director of the guitar program at the University of Southern
California, will also present a master class and Southeastern faculty member
John Crabtree will moderate a guitar composers’ symposium.
“Lali Calix, the leader of Alianza
Flamenca, is also offering a flamenco dance class on Monday, March 24,”
Kerber said. “What’s particularly neat about the class is that participants
who do really well may be invited to dance with Alianza Flamenca during
their concert that night at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.”
The Southeastern Guitar Festival
is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, College of Arts and Sciences,
Lyceum Arts and Lectures, and the Southeastern Guitar Club. All festival
events are free.
March 24, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Kinesiology
and Health Studies Building Dance Studio
(Room 153): Students will have the opportunity to learn the
exciting zapateos (dance steps), palmas (hand clapping), and compas (rhythm)
of flamenco with Lali Calix of Alianza Flamenca. Contact Southeastern Dance
Program Director Martie Fellom at 985-549-2133 for more information.
March 24, 7:30 p.m., Pottle
Music Building Auditorium: Energetic zapateos, soulful cante jondo,
and fiery rasqueados will be the order of the evening as the internationally
experienced flamenco troupe Alianza Flamenca presents the world famous
folk art of Spain.
March 25, 7:30 p.m., Pottle
Music Building Auditorium: First prize winner at the 1992 GFA International
Guitar Competition and top prize winner in the Naumburg International Competition,
recording artist Jason Vieaux's virtuoso performances have dazzled audiences
throughout the North America, Southeast Asia, and Europe.
March 26, noon-1:30 p.m., Pottle
Music Building, Room 124: Southeastern alumnus and faculty member John
Crabtree will moderate a roundtable discussion of the specific orchestration
techniques encountered by composers of music for guitar and orchestra.
March 26, 7:30 p.m., Pottle
Music Building Auditorium: California guitarist/performance artist
Randy Pile, who performed during Southeastern’s Fanfare1999, returns to
campus with his eclectic presentation combining traditional virtuoso guitar
playing and contemporary performance art, including coordinated stage lighting,
set changes, and conversation.
March 27, Bel Arts Trio, 7:30 p.m.,
Pottle Music Building Auditorium: Three virtuoso musicians come together
to present a dynamic concert of contemporary style chamber music for guitar,
flute, and cello. Their program will span the guitar repertoire with arrangements
of Bizet's "Carmen" to Bernstein's "West Side Story."
March 28, noon, Pottle Music Building,
Room 124: Jim Smith, guitarist of the Bel Arts Trio and head of the
Guitar Department at the University of Southern California, will share
his knowledge and expertise in the art of classical guitar playing.
For additional information call
Kerber at 985-549-2886 or 985-542-1319.
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