Shepherd University Guitar Ensemble Recital

The Shepherd University guitar ensembles will present a challenging and varied program of guitar chamber music ranging from the baroque to contemporary American and Argentine composers at 8:00 p.m. on April 3 in the W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

In addition to guitar duos, trios and quartets, the program will feature a performance of early Romantic French composer Francois de Fossa's virtuosic Trio Concertante op. 25 in A major for guitar, violin and cello. The works presented will vary in age and style period from a Ciacona by the great German baroque lutenist, Syvius Leopold Weiss to the U.S. premier of two duos by the young Argentine tango master, Marcelo Ferraris. Music of the Americas features prominently with a performance of Leo Brouwer's Cuban Landscapes with Rain and On All Fours by American Bryan Johanssen.

Performing in this recital are students of Shepherd University guitar professor William Feasley, including Shepherd University students and students from Mr. Feasley's private studio, as well as from the Shepherd Music Preparatory Division.

Shepherd University guitar professor, William Feasley, was the first guitarist to receive the Peabody Conservatory's coveted Artist Diploma. Selected to play for Andres Segovia at the Master's historic last class, he was later featured on the CBS special Eulogy of Segovia. Since making his debut in 1980 with the San Francisco Ballet, where he performed Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez for Lou Christianson's Ballet, Don Juan, Mr. Feasley has concertized extensively in the United States and abroad. This past season he was featured at the Martz International Guitar Festival in Bratislava, the Stramberk Guitar Festival in the Czech Republic, the Sarajevo winter Festival, the Forfest New Music Festival in the C.R., as a soloist with the Moyzes String Quartet (principals from the Slovak Philharmonic), the Amalfi Coast Festival in Italy, the Prague International Book Fair opening concert, at the US embassies in Ljubljana, Sarajevo and Bratislava, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C., on a tour of the US Virgin Islands and across the US both as a soloist and member of the D'Amore Duo with the Russian oboist, Vladimir Lande.

For information contact the Shepherd University Music at 304-876-5555, or visit www.shepherd.edu/musicweb.