April 28, 2011

Guitar ensemble to present concert May 3

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Guitar Ensemble offers a concert on May 3 that features contemporary Latin American composers.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for students.

Joseph Breznikar, director, said the music selections are particularly listener friendly. He noted that the selections include duets, trios, and other small ensembles. In ensemble guitar music, he said, it is possible to present a complex, woven sound with rich layers of tone.

“Classical guitar requires a really good command of technique,” he said. “The students are looking forward to showcasing their hard work.”