XAVIER JARA - October 31, 2017
Katzin Concert Hall
Tempe, AZ
7:30 P.M.
Tickets: $22–General; $16–ASU Faculty, Staff and Alumni; $15–Senior; $12–Student
At the age of 24, Xavier Jara has already won many important competitions, including 1st prize at the Andrés Segovia competition in Velbert, Germany, 1st prize at the Boston Guitarfest, 1st prize at the International Guitar Competition of Viseu (Portugal), 1st prize at the Gargnano International Guitar Competition in Italy, and, most recently, 1st prize at the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition in 2016. He studied in Paris for six years with Judicael Perroy and also earned his Bachelor’s Degree at the Conservatoire

National Supérieur de Musique.
 
FRANK WALLACE - November 30, 2017
Katzin Concert Hall
Tempe, AZ
7:30 P.M.
Tickets: $22–General; $16–ASU Faculty, Staff and Alumni; $15–Senior; $12–Student
One of the most prolific guitarist/composers of our time, Frank Wallace’s works have been called “contemporary musical emancipation” by NewMusicBox.org. As a performer, Wallace is known for his “elegant virtuosity” (Classics Today) both as a soloist and an ensemble player with mezzo-soprano Nancy Knowles, as Duo LiveOak. Wallace is a two-time winner of the NH Individual Fellowship Award and has served on the faculty of institutions such as the New England Conservatory, Keene State College, and the Guitar Foundation of America.
 
STEPHEN ROBINSON - January 26, 2018
Katzin Concert Hall
Tempe, AZ
7:30 P.M.
Tickets: $22–General; $16–ASU Faculty, Staff and Alumni; $15–Senior; $12–Student
Stephen Robinson has been heralded by The New York Times for his “effortless virtuosity with intelligence and good taste” and by (Puerto Rico’s) El Nuovo Dia as a “magnificent North American guitarist, full of virtuosity, magnificent technical precision.” He is a Professor of Music at Stetson University, where he founded and has directed the Guitar Program since 1983. Robinson has appeared as guest soloist with orchestras, including the Cincinnati Symphony and Boston Pops, and has eight critically acclaimed recordings.
 
DIMITRIS KOTRONAKIS - March 01, 2018
Katzin Concert Hall
Tempe, AZ
7:30 P.M.
Tickets: $22–General; $16–ASU Faculty, Staff and Alumni; $15–Senior; $12–Student
Greek guitarist Dimitris Kotronakis has won prizes in many guitar competitions in Greece, Spain, and Romania. He holds a doctorate from the University of Athens (2014) for which he focused his studies on the guitar in Greece. Kotronakis teaches guitar in three music institutions in Athens: Music School of Alimos, the International Athens Conservatory, and the Panarmonio Conservatory. He has recorded seven albums of solo and concerto repertoire, receiving many rave reviews for his musicianship and his technical innovations on the guitar.
 
RICHARD SAVINO AND “EL MUNDO,” with JENNIFER ELLIS KAMPANI, SOPRANO - April 20, 2018
ASU Organ Hall
Tempe, AZ
7:30 P.M.
Tickets: $22–General; $16–ASU Faculty, Staff and Alumni; $15–Senior; $12–Student
Throughout the 17th & 18th centuries the Spanish colonies of Central and South America were well-springs of cultural sophistication. Latin American cathedrals and courtly life demanded a varied and active musical scene. Often, the indigenous populations were drawn into the arts and participated in their production. The musical result was a style that even in sacred compositions bears the imprint of folk music. The use of guitars and percussion, coupled with dance rhythms and the occasional use of native languages, demonstrate a close relationship between European and indigenous cultures. For this program, entitled The Kingdoms of Castile, the Baroque ensemble El Mundo will perform a selection of music from Spain and the viceroyalties of Naples, Peru, and New Spain (Mexico/Guatemala). This concert is co-sponsored by the Phoenix Early Music Society.




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