Guitar Ensemble Presenting Fall Semester Recital Dec. 2

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 18, 2010 — The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present the Southeast Guitar Ensemble in their fall semester recital Dec. 2 at the River Campus.

The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall.

The program will feature works by Federico Moreno Torroba, Franz Joseph Haydn, Heitor Villa-Lobos and others. The quartet also will play the exciting poly-rhythmic tour-de-force “Insistencia’s” by the contemporary Brazilian composer Leonardo Balada.

The Guitar Ensemble, comprised of students from the University guitar program, focuses on repertoire for the classical guitar. This semester, the members of the Southeast Guitar Ensemble are Jacob Seyer, Scott Wyss, Justin Kinzinger and Conrad Higgerson. Patrick Rafferty, adjunct guitar faculty in the Department of Music, has directed the Southeast Guitar Ensemble since 2009.