FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/17/2017
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SUU Hosts Concert by Dr. James Buckland
Written by Ashley H Pollock
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: The Department of Music at Southern Utah University will host a special guest on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. In the Thorley Recital Hall of the Music Building on SUU’s campus, Dr. James Buckland will perform a unique guitar concert. Buckland reaches into the past for his concert pieces and performs on instruments that are historically accurate for the 19th century. Admission is free and open to the general public.
Dr. James Buckland is Adjunct Professor of Music at Presbyterian College. He received his training at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada), the University of Toronto, the University of Akron, and the University of South Carolina. Dr. Buckland also graduated with honors from the Guitar Institute of Technology jazz program in Hollywood, CA. Dr. Buckland conducted post-doctoral research on nineteenth-century performance practice in cooperation with Paolo Pugliese, Claudio Maccari, and the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan. He is co-founder of Ludlamshöhle, a chamber ensemble dedicated to nineteenth-century music.
Dr. Roland Stearns, Adjunct Professor of Guitar and Lute at SUU, said, “I first met James Buckland while heading the guitar program at the University of Anchorage AK. Professor Buckland is the only person alive right now, whom I've heard of, who has the knowledge and talents both to make his own guitars based on historical surviving instruments and play them at such high levels in concert. Although the history is much more complex than a simple paragraph can describe, the guitar in 1800 a.d. was rather different than modern instruments.”
The performance will include pieces from Mauro Giuliani’s Rossinaine, Niccolo Paganini’s Caprices, Napoléon Coste’s La Source Du Lyson. Dr. Buckland performs on the terz guitar as well as the conventional concert guitar. His CD, Sonatas and Fantasias for Guitar has won critical acclaim... “a rare and exceptional recording...very operative influence with blistering arpeggios and cadenzas. Top notch Highly recommended.” –EarlyRomanticGuitar
For more information about the Department of Music at Southern Utah University, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/music.
About the College of Performing and Visual Arts
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, and Dance. The College also offers programs in Theatre Arts, graduate programs in Arts Administration and Music, as well as a Center for Shakespeare Studies. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Music Technology graduate degrees. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 600 majors in the College. Over 1,100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival and SUU’s Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.
For Calendar Editors: SUU Hosts Concert by Dr. James Buckland
What: Cedar City will receive a special treat on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. In the Thorley Recital Hall of the Music Building on SUU’s campus, Dr. James Buckland will perform a unique guitar concert. Buckland reaches into the past for his concert pieces and performs on instruments that are historically accurate for the 19th century. Admission is free and open to the general public.
Who: Dr. James Buckland, Department of Music, Southern Utah University
When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
Tickets: Admission is free and open to the general public.
Info: For more information, please visit www.suu.edu/pva.