Voz y Guitarra: Concert and CD Release Oct. 10
RICHARDSON, Texas (Sept. 25, 2003) - On Friday, Oct. 10, The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Classical Guitar Series will present Voz y Guitarra, a concert of voice, guitar and recorder that will coincide with the series’ first CD release, of the same name.
The concert, which will begin at 8 p.m. and will be held in the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604) on the UTD campus, will feature Canciones Españolas Antiquas for voice (Associate Dean Kathryn Evans) and guitar (Dr. Enric Madriguera) by Federico García Lorca, "the poet of New York," as well as additional Spanish Renaissance music for voice, guitar and recorder. For more information about the concert, please visit http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0304/vozyguitarra.htm.
The Voz y Guitarra CD will be the first such release from the UTD Guitar Series. All proceeds from sales of the CD will go towards funding the series, which provides students and the community access to guitar events, lectures and performances by international, local and university talent in an intimate venue at a low cost. One event sponsored by the series is the annual Texas Classical Guitar Competition.
The CD will feature Evans and Madriguera performing never-before recorded works for voice and guitar by renowned living composers John Duarte and Ernesto Cordero, both of whom have lectured at UTD in recent years. The CD will include Friends and Lovers, op. 99, English Suite No. 1, and Five Quiet Songs, op. 37 by Duarte and Mis Primeros Versos, Preludios Primaverales (1967-1976), Two Popular Andalusian Themes, Dos Canciones: Era mi dolor tan alto and Dice la fuente, and Two Sentimental Songs: Renunciar and Entre guitarra y voz by Ernesto Cordero.
Tickets for the Oct. 10 event are $10 for general admission, $5 for students, and free at the door to UTD students with a valid identification. CDs will be sold for $15 and will be available for sale the evening of the event and during ticket office hours, which are from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. To purchase tickets using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2982.
About John Duarte
Duarte has composed more than 130 works for the guitar and lute. Most of his compositions have been have been published and 57 have been commercially recorded by 58 artists and ensembles in 24 countries. His 60th and 70th birthdays were celebrated with concerts of his music in the Wigmore Hall in London, played by artists from Britain, the United States, Czechoslovakia, Venezuela, Germany and Croatia. His 80th birthday was marked by a similar concert in Bolivar Hall with artists from England, Scotland, Brazil, Greece and Italy. In 1990, he received a Silver Medal from the Czech Ambassador in London for his "services to Anglo-Czech and Slovak cultural relations," and in 1999 he received the Guitar Foundation of America’s Award for Lifetime Achievement.
About Ernesto Cordero
Composer and guitarist Cordero was born in 1946 in New York and raised in Puerto Rico. He has composed a large and rich catalogue of works in which he has embraced the music of the Caribbean and used its Afro-Hispanic flavor as a basis for his own language. He has written five concertos (three for guitar, one for violin and one for Puerto Rican cuarto), a variety of chamber works in which the guitar appears in diverse ensembles and numerous guitar solos, some of which have become standards. He has received important awards for composition, and his music is performed and recorded worldwide. There are more than 30 recordings of Cordero’s works.
About Federico García Lorca
Garcia Lorca, who was born in Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, Spain, in 1898 and died near Granada in 1936, is Spain's most deeply appreciated and highly revered poet and dramatist. His murder by the Nationalists at the start of the Spanish civil war brought sudden international fame, accompanied by an excess of political rhetoric that led a later generation to question his merits. His reputation has recovered (largely with a shift in interest to the less obvious works). He must now be bracketed with Machado as one of the two greatest poets Spain has produced this century, and he is certainly Spain's greatest dramatist since the Golden Age.
About Kathryn Evans
Evans joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Dallas in 1994 and is currently Associate Dean for the Arts in the School of Arts and Humanities. She also teaches vocal and choral music and directs the UTD Chamber Singers. She is an accomplished recitalist and chamber musician and performs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in Europe. Before coming to UTD, she was the director of the Bach Society Chamber Orchestra and Chorus in La Jolla, Calif., and musical director of the Orpheus Ensemble. She founded and directed the Washington Pro Musica and the Early Music Ensemble of San Diego and directed European concert tours of Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy. Evans holds Master of Arts degrees in Music and in Mathematics from the University of California at San Diego. She recently completed tours of music for voice and guitar with fellow faculty member Dr. Enric Madriguera in Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Mexico.
About Enric Madriguera
Madriguera is director of guitar studies at Eastfield College of the DCCCD and at The University of Texas at Dallas. He is past advisory chair for the Dallas Guitar Society. He performs and teaches at home and abroad with annual tours of Europe and the Americas. Madriguera was invited to participate at the Darwin Guitar Festival in Australia in 2002. In 2001, he visited Vietnam and was the first U.S. guitarist to perform and offer a class at Hanoi Conservatory of Music. He has recorded "Frida" by UTD's Robert X. Rodriguez and a tribute to Eduardo Mata entitled Voces Americanas as a member of the new music ensemble "Voices of Change" on the CRI Label. His recordings Old World--New World and Duo Madriguera, Music for Two Guitars with his wife, Sabine, were released on the Encore Gold Label.
For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail [email protected] or visit the School of Arts and Humanities' web site at http://ah.utdallas.edu/. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator 1-800-RELAYVV
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 13,600 students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's Web site at http://www.utdallas.edu/.