Guest Artist Dan Adams to Perform Free Solo Guitar Concert April 12

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 23, 2005 — The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present guest artist Dr. Daniel Adams in a concert of works for solo guitar April 12 on the University campus. 

The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the Lutheran Chapel.  The chapel is located at the intersection of College Hill and Pacific.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Adams will perform a wide variety of works for solo classical guitar, ranging from the Baroque music of J.S. Bach to the contemporary improvisations of Roland Dyens. The concert will open with two works originally for Baroque lute, Sylvius Leopold Weiss’s “Plainte in B-flat” and Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Prelude, Fugue and Allegro.”  The Classical and Romantic eras will be represented by works from the 19th-century guitarists Mauro Guiliani and M.A. Zani de Ferranti.  The second half of the program is dedicated to 20th-century pieces and includes works by the English composer Richard Rodney Bennett, the Frenchman Roland Dyens and Argentine tango-master Astor Piazzolla.

In addition to performing throughout the United States and in Europe, Adams has been a finalist and prize winner in numerous competitions in this country.  He holds a bachelor of music degree from Arizona State University as well as a master’s degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.  He recently completed a doctor of musical arts in classical guitar at the University of Colorado in Boulder. 

Adams will offer a free Master Class at noon on Wednesday, April 13. The Master Class is open to the public and will feature performances by guitar majors from Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music.

For further information, contact the Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University at (573) 651-2141 or jjnoonan@semo.edu.