Southeast Guitar Ensemble to Perform in Recital Hall
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.– The Southeast Guitar Ensemble
will perform its “Fall Guitar Ensemble” concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in
the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast
Missouri State University’s River Campus.
The concert will showcase a variety of exciting pieces
written for the guitar. Selections will include Will Ayton’s “Prelude
and Ricercare” for guitar quartet and “Skid Row,” an exhilarating piece
for three guitars by Kevin Callahan. Well-known pieces for the solo
guitar will be featured as well, including Leo Brouwer’s “Danza
Caracteristica” and JS Bach’s Prelude from BMV 998.
“The concert's going be great this semester,” said Patrick
Rafferty, director of the Guitar Ensemble and a faulty member in the
Department of Music.
The concert will be performed by guitar performance majors
who work year round as soloists, and most of them will attend graduate
school after completing their undergraduate degrees at Southeast,
The Southeast Guitar Ensemble, open to all students
regardless of major by audition, performs each semester, offering
programs of transcriptions and original compositions for multiple
classical guitars. In addition, guitar majors in the ensemble learn and
perform standard chamber music repertoire for classical guitar in a
variety of configurations. Recent concerts have featured guitar duos and
trios, flute and guitar duets, voice and guitar duos, piano and guitar
works, and pieces for string quartet with guitar. The Southeast Guitar
Ensemble has appeared regularly at the Mid-America Guitar Ensemble
Festival and has performed in master classes with Julian Gray and other
Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box
Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St.,
weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651–2265. Tickets may
also be purchased online at www.RiverCampusEvents.com.
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