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Guitar concert to take place April 4

ISSUED: 1 April 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University Department of Music presents an evening of music for guitar solos and ensembles, directed by William Feasley, adjunct music professor, on Monday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in the Frank Center W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Included in this program are “Ein Musikalischer Spasse” by W.A. Mozart, “Rondo” by Paul Hindemith, “Prelude 3” by Heitor Villa-Lobos, “Sonatina Canonica” by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, “Corrente La Strasinata” for chitarrone by Pietro Paulo Melli, “Sonata” by Nikita Koshkin, “Koyunbaba” by Carlo Domeniconi, “St. Johns” by Peter Madlem, and  “Introduction et danse du Corregidor” by Manuel de Falla.

Performing in this recital are Feasley’s guitar students from Shepherd and from his private studio, and members of Shepherd’s Music Preparatory Division.

Feasley, was the first guitarist to receive the Peabody Conservatory’s 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,” Feasley has performed extensively in the United States and abroad. Last year 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 Czech Republic, 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 U.S. embassies in Ljubljana, Sarajevo, and Bratislava, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, on a tour of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and across the U.S. both as a soloist and member of the D’Amore Duo with oboist Emily Tsai.

For information, contact Shepherd University Music at 304-876-5555 or visit

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