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Former students to perform and entertain in ASU Guitar Alumni Festival

September 16, 2002

WHAT: ASU Guitar Alumni Festival
WHEN: (Friday) September 20 and (Saturday) September 21
WHERE: Katzin Concert Hall, Organ Hall, Music Building, 40 E. Gammage Parkway, Tempe
TICKETS: $14 general, $12 faculty/staff/senior citizens, $10 students; call 480-965-6447
INFORMATION: 480-965-5140

The guitar program in the ASU Herberger College of Fine Arts School of Music is considered one of the finest in the country. Under the director of professor of guitar Frank Koonce, who is an internationally acclaimed classical guitarist, the program turns out alumni who go on to satisfying and rewarding careers revolving around the acoustic guitar.

The ASU Guitar Alumni Festival is not only a reunion for former students, but is an opportunity for Valley guitar fans to enjoy a variety of guitar music during concerts on Sept. 20 and 21. Some concerts are free, others have an admission charge. All will be held in the Music Building on the main ASU campus in Tempe at 40 East Gammage Parkway, northeast corner of Mill Avenue and Gammage Parkway. Two venues are being used – Katzin Concert Hall and the Organ Hall. Call 480-965-5140 for details.
Free concerts include a doctoral recital by Christopher Dorsey on Sept. 20 at 5 p.m., a recital by the ASU Guitar Studio on Sept. 21 at 2:30 p.m. and a doctoral recital by Charles Hulihan on Sept. 21 at 5 p.m.

Concerts with an admission charge include one on Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. headlined by the San Francisco Guitar Quartet and a Sept. 21 concert by at 7:30 p.m. featuring the Whitehead Guitar Duo. Tickets for either concert is $14 general, $12 faculty/staff/senior citizens and $10 students. Tickets are available from the Herberger College Box Office, 480-965-6447. 

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Mary Brennan