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Fall guitar series at ASU to feature music from Bach to rhythm ‘n’ blues


September 18, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz. – Fans of the guitar will be treated to two ex ceptional concerts presented by ASU’s Herberger College School of Music this fall.

The popular annual guitar concert series has been coordinated by Frank Koonce, professor of guitar, for nearly 20 years. It features musicians who play the guitar, as well as those who play guitar-related Renaissance and Baroque instruments such as the lute and the vihuela.

“ Every year we try to bring in diverse musicians, and we often showcase some of the outstanding young talent who are rising to prominence,” Koonce says.

The season’s first concert on Oct. 3 features classical guitarist Michael Partington. The award-winning musician has performed as a soloist and with ensembles throughout the U.S. and the U.K. He is known for his lyricism, intensity and clear technical command. 

The season’s second event is a concert by Michael Chapdelaine on Nov. 7. From New York to Milan to Bangkok, Chapdelaine plays both steel string and classical guitars, presenting musical styles ranging from blues to Bach to country to rhythm 'n' blues. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards during his career and is professor of music and director of guitar studies at the University of New Mexico.

Details of both concerts follow. For more information on the guitar season, the public should call (480) 965-TUNE or visit the Herberger College Web Site at http://www.herbergercollege.asu.edu/ and click on the events calendar tab.

Michael Partington
7:30 p.m., Oct. 3
Katzin Concert Hall
Admission Price: $14 General; $12 Seniors, Faculty, Staff; $10 Students
Tickets: 480-965-6447
Classical guitarist Michael Partington performs. The award-winning musician has performed as a soloist and with ensembles throughout the U.S. and the U.K. He is known for his lyricism, intensity and clear technical command. 

Michael Chapdelaine
7:30 p.m., Nov. 7
Katzin Concert Hall
Admission Price: $14 General; $12 Seniors, Faculty, Staff; $10 Students
Tickets: 480-965-6447

From New York to Milan to Bangkok, Michael Chapdelaine plays both steel string and classical guitars, presenting musical styles ranging from blues to Bach to country to rhythm 'n' blues. Recipient of numerous prestigious awards during his career, Chapdelaine is professor of music and director of guitar studies at the University of New Mexico.

The School of Music in the Arizona State University Herberger College of Fine Arts is one of the top music schools in the nation. More than 100 music faculty artists and scholars work with approximately 800 music majors each year in research, performance and scholarly activities. It presents approximately 700 concerts and recitals each season. To learn more about the School of Music, visit http://music.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Mary Brennan
480-965-3587
mary.brennan@asu.edu