Feb. 17, 2012 — The CSUB Guitar Arts Series is presenting guitarist Steven Walter and mezzo-soprano Kristen Walter at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 in the CSUB Music Building, Room 127. The event features a dynamic program including music by Domenico Scarlatti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and J.S. Bach as well as new music for the guitar composed by talented student composers in the music program at CSUB. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for seniors 60 and older, and $6 for youth and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or reserved by calling 661-654-2511. Seating is limited to 80 guests.
The evening will start with a handful of premier performances of music by CSUB student composers Jason Anthony Gomez, Peter Crawford and Fernando Montoya. The students were selected to participate in the Modern Guitar Composition Project - a grant-funded project for which the students were coached on composing for the guitar by CSUB music faculty members Jim Scully and Roger Allen Cope. The pieces are the final, published documents of their hard work and will also be presented at the American Guitar Society monthly meeting in April in Valley Glen, Calif.
Husband and wife team, Steven and Kristen Walter, will cover the rest of the program with a rich variety of music from some of the most wondrous composers in the history of Western art music. Steven Walter is one of a few individuals in the world to be widely known as both a classical guitar builder and performing artist. Among honors as a performer, Walter has been a major prizewinner in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Solo Competition, and was invited to be a guest soloist for the inaugural concert of the San Pedro Sula Filarmónica in Honduras. In the U.S. he often performs concerts with his wife, mezzo-soprano Kristen Walter, and continues to perform solo recitals and as an orchestral soloist. Classical Voice North Carolina has described Walter's playing as "...performance with cool intellect and a virtuoso technique ... a sound so appealing you have no idea how hard it is to create."
Kristen Walter studied voice and conducting at Florida State University under the direction of Andre Thomas, Rodney Eichenberger, Larry Gerber and Judy Bowers, earning both an undergraduate degree and a master's degree in Choral Music Education. She has also been a featured vocal soloist throughout the Carolinas and Florida, performing with the Asheville Lyric Opera, Carolina Concert Choir, the Hendersonville Symphony, and the Brevard Music Center.
For more information about the CSUB Guitar Arts Series, visit www.csub.edu/guitar.
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