Release Date: September 18, 2008
Kennesaw State presents award-winning guitarist and guest artist
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State University will present a artist recital by guitarist Mary Akerman with guest guitarist Robert Teixeira. They will play an evening of guitar duos at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
The program will include classical guitar favorites including the “Overture” from “The Barber of Seville” by Rossini and two samba pieces from the Brazilian film “Black Orpheus.” The duo will also perform pieces by Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz, Italian-born Domenico Scarlatti and contemporary Croatian composer Miroslav Loncar.
“It’s a night of guitar for people who do not realize they like classical guitar,” says Akerman. “Songs range from the lyrical to intense, and anybody who enjoys guitar will enjoy the performance.”
Mary Akerman is an assistant professor of guitar at KSU. She is also a celebrated performer on the national scene, and the winner of numerous awards, including the Casa de España of Puerto Rico Competition and the Guitar Foundation of America Competition, an organization where she now serves on the advisory board. She met Robert Teixeira when they both studied at Florida State University, and the two have played multiple duos together.
Robert Teixeira teaches guitar at Queens College in Charlotte, N.C., as well as serving on the of two other colleges. He was one of 12 guitarists selected to perform at the Guitar Foundation of America's 1987 International Festival, and now tours as a soloist and chamber musician. He has created special musical arrangements for the KSU performance.
The Sept. 27 performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Bailey Performance Center. Admission is free. For more information, please visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call the KSU Box Office at 770-423-6650.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.