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Guitarist Robinson celebrates 30 years at Stetson
posted Sep 10, 2013 - 11:54:03am
Stetson University's School of Music will present internationally renowned classical guitarist Stephen Robinson in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. General admission costs $10 for adults; $8 for senior citizens; $5 for youth (middle and high school with ID); and free for Stetson Friends of Music or those with a Stetson ID. Robinson will perform works for solo guitar and will also collaborate with Stetson colleague Boyd Jones, university organist and Price Professor of Organ, performing compositions for guitar with organ and harpsichord.
In celebration of Robinson’s 30 years as professor of guitar and the founding director of the Stetson Guitar Program since 1983, ClearNote will release Robinson’s 8th compact disc Imagine. Planning this concert, Robinson has prepared an eclectic cross cultural program featuring works from his new CD by the Argentinean composer Quique Sinesi, the Irish guitarist/composer Pat Coldrick, and Brazilian Marco Pereira. Robinson will also perform the Turkish-influenced Koyunbaba by Carlo Domeniconi and the title cut from his new CD "Imagine" by John Lennon. The recording will be available for purchase on the night of the concert.
Robinson will also perform with Jones, previewing works from their upcoming CD project. Included will be "Bangerang!" by Marek Pasieczny and "Rememberences of Nyasvizh" by Galina Gorelova for guitar and harpsichord, as well as the emotionally powerful work for guitar and organ "God is Our Righteousness" by Chris DeBlasio.
Robinson is acclaimed by The New York Times for his “effortless virtuosity.” He performs extensively worldwide and is an award-winning recording artist.
His students have excelled in the finest graduate programs of Yale, Eastman School of Music, Peabody Institute, Florida State University and the University of Southern California, among others, and many of his students hold prominent positions in the music world. Of a recent concert, Soundboard Magazine wrote, “Anyone who has not heard Robinson play is missing one of America’s great guitarists, a performer of brilliance, elegance and lyricism.”
For more information on the Sept 20 performance, call the Stetson’s School of Music Concert Line at 386-822-8947, the School of Music at 386-822-8950, or visit www.stetson.edu/music.
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