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Spanish Guitarist Fernando Espi, Friday, April 24, 2009

with Young Concert Guitarists of Milford

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"A Celebration of Tarrega "
Virtuoso guitarist Fernando Espí, an award winner of the Tarrega guitar competition and four others, will be performing the music of Tarrega (1852-1909) and his arrangements.

Memorial Chapel
8 PM, Fernando Espi,
6:30 PM, Young Concert Guitarists open the concert

free admission

Sponsored by:
Wesleyan Student Assembly, Student Development Fund

Wesleyan Guitarists' Showcase, Friday, April 17th, 2009

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Under the direction of guitar faculty Cem Duruoz, Wesleyan guitar students perform a variety of guitar works from around the world.

World Music Hall
8 PM, free admission

Sponsored by:
WesGuitars

French/Spanish guitarist Francisco Ortiz, Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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Born in Paris to Spanish parents from Andalucia, Francisco Ortiz has been a musical ambassador recording and performing the music from his roots in near Linares, the birthplace of legendary Andres Segovia. In fact, Ortiz studied with Segovia and performed regularly with other guitar greats such as Jorge Cardoso in more than 30 countries around the world. In his Wesleyan program he will present music inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca’s guitar poetry and flamenco origins.

The Memorial Chapel
8:30 PM, free admission

Sponsored by:
Wesleyan Student Assembly

Recent Concerts: Italian guitarist Giovanni Grano, Sunday, March 2, 2008

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"One of the most important guitarists of his generation, Giovanni Grano has performed in many of the major concert halls of Europe including the Royal Festival Hall in the UK. The Italian guitarist will appear at Wesleyan with an exciting program of 19th century Italian, Austrian and Spanish guitar music."

World Music Hall
7 PM, free admission

Sponsored by:
Wesleyan Student Assembly, Community Development Fund
The Music Department
and the CFA

Recent Concerts: Spanish guitarist Ruben Parejo , Monday, March 31st, 2008

parejo “Excellent technique, a brilliant rhythmic control, exquisite phrasing and a convincing musicality”.  (CD Review) This is one of the many raving reviews guitarist Rubén Parejo received throughout the world. A winner of top prizes in six international competitions, he will present a program of Spanish Music featuring composers from his native Valencia and other regions of Spain, at his Wesleyan performance.

The Memorial Chapel
8 PM, free admission

Sponsored by:
Wesleyan Student Assembly, The Music Department
and the CFA

Recent Concerts: Philippe Bertaud, February 17, 2007

bertaud French Guitarist Philipper Bertaud will give a concert of Bossa Nova, French songs, and his own works as well as favorites by Villa-Lobos and others. Guaranteed to be a memorable guitar concert.

World Music Hall
Photos from the concert

Sponsored by:
Wesleyan Student Assembly, Adelphic Education Fund
The Music Department
and the CFA

Recent Concert:   Saldaña/Bravo Duo, April 22, 2007

Argentine guitarists, who won various individual awards, formed this duo to become one an internationally acclaimed guitar duo from Argentina. Their Wesleyan performance featured tangos, South American dances as well as works from the duo classical guitar repertoire.

Crowell Concert Hall
Photos from the concert

Sponsored by: Wesleyan Student Assembly, Community Development Fund, The Music Department and the CFA

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Recent concert: WesGuitars and Wesleyan Classical Guitar Ensemble, April 29, 2007

The recent WesGuitars concert celebrated the music of Wesleyan composer Carver Blanchard, in a performance of his preludes as well as various ensemble pieces. The concert also included music from around the world as well as Tango Suite by Piazzolla and works by Bach and Clapton.

World Music Hall

Recent Concert: Spanish Guitarist Juan José Sáenz, April 9, 2006

"Beautiful performance, full of emotion, control and mastery"
- El Diario

Spanish guitarist Juan José Sáenz played a fantastic concert with the beautiful music of Spain from Cataluña to Andalucía to an audience of 300!

Sunday, April 9, 7:00pm, Crowell Concert Hall
Free Admission

Sponsored by
Wesleyan Student Assembly, Adelphic Education Fund
Community Development Fund, The Music Department and the CFA

WesGuitars members, students of Cem Duruöz, April 7, 2006

Chapel Concert Series, students of Cem Duruöz perform works by Villa-Lobos, de Falla, Tarrega and more.

Friday, April 7, 12:00 noon, Memorial Chapel
Free Admission

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