BU Guitar Ensemble’s concert features wide range of musical selections

BU Guitar Ensemble’s concert features wide range of musical selections

For Immediate Release: May 1, 2013

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Guitar Ensemble will present the spring concert on Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
The audience will hear as many as seven classical guitars playing together, and a variety of music from the 1600s to the present day, including Renaissance dances, a classical sonata, popular Latin American songs and a contemporary Cuban work, said Matthew Slotkin, assistant professor of music and the ensemble’s director. The ensemble’s repertoire includes music by Issac Albeniz, Leo Brouwer, Scott Joplin, Stepan Rak, Fernando Sor and folk music from Brazil and Chile.
The 15-member ensemble is made up of music majors who study guitar as their primary instrument. They perform a concert every semester, as well as performances off-campus and at university events.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.