Guitar Ensemble to Play Free Concert April 18

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 23, 2005 — The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present the Southeast Guitar Ensemble in concert April 18 on the University campus.

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

The concert features performances for classical guitar in a variety of combinations.  The Southeast Guitar Quartet will perform two arrangements of Isaac Albeniz’s Spanish classic “Sevilla” as well as an arrangement of a movement from J.S. Bach’s “Sixth Brandenburg Concerto.”

Members of the Guitar Ensemble will be joined by other music students for chamber works featuring the guitar.  These pieces include a duo by Paganini for violin and guitar, a South American work for flute and guitar, and a Bach fugue for double bass and guitar.  Lauren Sims, soprano, will perform Lennox Berkeley’s “Songs of the Half-Light” with guitarist Gabriel Deutsch.

The Southeast Guitar Ensemble is directed by Jeffrey Noonan.

For more information, call the Department of Music at (573) 651-2141 or e-mail jjnoonan@semo.edu.