Sept. 13, 2010 - The Music Department at California State University, Bakersfield has announced the inaugural Guitar Art Series. This six concert series will bring artists from around the world to Bakersfield to present stunning programs featuring the diverse repertoire of the classical guitar. Solos, duos, trios, quartets and chamber music will all have their place on this concert series.
The concerts begin on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 with Los Angeles-based duo Gregory Newton and David Grimes. Newton and Grimes will perform in the Choral Recital Hall (MUS. 127) at 7:30 p.m.
On Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 students and faculty from the CSUB guitar program will perform solos, duos, trios and full ensemble works. This event will be held in the Choral Recital Hall (MUS. 127) at 7:30 p.m.
CSUB faculty member, Roger Allen Cope, performs on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 with various chamber players from Los Angeles. This concert will focus on exciting literature from the chamber music repertoire that features guitar. This concert will take place at Metro Galleries in downtown Bakersfield at 7:30 p.m.
Bostonian Aaron Larget-Caplan visits Bakersfield on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 for a recital of music from his recently released CD "New Lullaby Project." Larget-Caplan will perform at Metro Galleries at 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday, March 13, 2011 CSUB student guitarists will present a concert of chamber music with their peers in the CSUB music department. This Sunday afternoon event will be held in the Doré Theatre at 4 p.m.
The final concert of the inaugural season will feature Florian Larousse on April 14, 2011 at Metro Galleries at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Larousse is the winner of the 2009 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition.
Tickets can be purchased for individual shows or as a subscription package. With limited seating for these exclusive events, it is highly recommended that tickets be purchased in advance.
Individual show tickets are priced as follows: General Admission $12, seniors 60+ $8, and students $6. Six-show subscription packages are: General Admission $60, seniors 60+ $40, and students $30.
More information can be obtained at csub.edu/guitar. To order tickets, log on to brownpapertickets.com (search for CSU Guitar Arts) or call (661) 654-2511. On the night of the concert, tickets will be made available at the door, 30-minutes prior to the event.
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