McClellan-Livingston Guitar Duo Performing Recital Oct. 24

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004 — The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present The McClellan-Livingston Guitar Duo in a recital at 3 p.m.  Sunday, Oct. 24 at the First Presbyterian Church, 235 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. 

The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature works arranged for two guitars as well pieces written for this combination. The duo will play selections from Enrique Granados “Spanish Dances,” including the popular “Oriental.”  The concert will continue in an Iberian mode with several sonatas by the Spanish rococo composer Padre Antonio Soler.  The performance will also include a contemporary suite for two guitars by the Italian guitarist/composer Carlo Domeniconi.

Walker McClellan and Barry Livingston have performed as a duo for three years, offering concerts throughout the Midwest, including several well-received programs in the Locust Grove Concert series in Louisville, Ky.  The players met while studying music at Webster University in St. Louis.  McClellan holds a bachelor’s degree in guitar performance, and Livingston holds a dual master’s degree in guitar performance and composition from that institution.  Livingston remains an active composer, and McClellan pursues an active career as both a classical and jazz  guitarist, teaching recently in Poland for the International Polish/American Jazz Educators.  In addition to their studies at Webster University, each guitarist has studied in master classes with some of the greatest contemporary players, including Christopher Parkening, Elliot Fisk, Paulo Bellinati, William Kanengeiser and David Russell.

For more information about this concert, contact the Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University at (573) 651-2141.