Guitar Concert at the University of Wisconsin

Date: 
02/05/2009 - 19:30
Location: 
USA: Madison WI
Work Performed: 
Works for Guitar

UW Faculty Concert Series
Music: More Music
Guitarist Javier Calderon

When: 02/05/09 @ 7:30pm
Cost: $11
Call: 262-2201
Email: music@music.wisc.edu

More Information:
The Faculty Concert Series at the School of Music presents guitarist Javier Calderon on Thursday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Mills Hall. Calderon has chosen works by Bach and Spanish and Latin-American composers for his solo recital.

He begins with the "Suite for Guitar" by Spanish composer Gaspar Sanz (born mid-17th c.) arranged by Carlevaro and "Suite for Lute," BWV 996 by J. S. Bach. He concludes the first half of the program with "Sonatine in A" by another Spaniard, Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982).

The balance of the program features works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazilian), Isaac Albeniz (Spanish), Roberto Bruno (b. 1956, Bolivian), Eduardo Caba (1890-1953, Bolivian), Eduardo Falu (b. 1923, Argentine) and Adrian Patino (1895-1951, Bolivian).

Calderon, a native of Bolivia, has performed widely in the U. S., Europe, South America and the Far East. He has appeared as soloist with the St. Louis and Atlanta symphonies and the Minnesota Orchestra and at numerous international music festivals. Three solo CDs, featuring music of Bach, Schubert and Spanish composers, are available through the School of Music's online CD store (www.music.wisc.edu). He is the soloist for the premiere recording of the "Concerto No. 2 for Guitar and Strings" by Alan Hovhaness with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the direction of Stewart Robinson (Naxos 8.559336, released June 2008).

Tickets for the Faculty Concert Series are available through the Wisconsin Union Theater Box Office at (608) 265-ARTS. Tickets are $11 general, $8 for seniors/non-UW-Madison students. For information about the spring season at the School of Music, see www.music.wisc.edu or call (608) 263-1900 to request a calendar of events.