Electric guitarists take the Dalton Center Recital Hall stage

Contact: Dannielle Sturgeon
Photo of the Oakland University Guitar Emsemble performing on a stage

Oakland University Guitar Ensemble

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Guest artists from the Oakland University Guitar Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in Western Michigan University’s Dalton Center Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

Oakland University Guitar Ensemble

The Oakland University Guitar Ensemble was established in 2007 under the direction of Bret Hoag. The ensemble has performed a wide array of music, ranging from traditional Segovian guitar repertoire to lesser-known works by non-European composers, as well as new music. In 2011, a quartet of guitarists from the ensemble won Oakland University’s Chamber Music Competition for its performance of Leo Brower’s seminal work, Cuban Landscapes with Rain. The ensemble has also commissioned works by composers John Griffin, James Hartway, Rafael Hernandez and Anthony Lanman, as well as multiple pieces by Terry Herald. Each year, the ensemble collaborates with the Oakland University Repertory Dance Company in an exciting project called Dance with Guitar. On Oct. 20, it will be performing works by Anthony Lanman, Miguel Llobet, Carlo Domeniconi, Terry Herald, Lennox Berkeley and Lisa Renée Coons, WMU assistant professor of music.

For more information about the concert, visit wmich.edu/music or call (269) 387-4667.

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