Southeastern Guitar Festival features four events
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(1) Southeastern Louisiana University guitarist Patrick Kerber will kick off the university’s annual Guitar Festival with a faculty recital March 3.
(2) The Southeastern Guitar Trio, featuring (from left) Patrick Hammett, Matthew Wood and Matthew Ohrberg, will perform at the university’s Guitar Festival on March 17.
(3) The flamenco ensemble Ven Pa’ Ca will perform at Southeastern’s Guitar Festival on March 10.
HAMMOND– The Southeastern Louisiana University Guitar Festival is celebrating its 11th year with four events scheduled in March.
The series begins with a faculty recital featuring festival coordinator Patrick Kerber March 3 at 7:30p.m. in Pottle Auditorium. The recital will feature a program of traditional classic guitar repertoire including music from the Renaissance to the 20th century.
On March 10, the flamenco ensemble Ven Pa’Ca will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium. Kerber stressed the importance of flamenco as a major component of Spanish music from the 19th century to the present, describing it as “a passionate and rhythmically sophisticated folk art.” With Ven Pa’Ca performing an exciting program of guitar, dance, and percussion, viewers can “expect colorful passion for the eyes and ears,” said Kerber.
The Southeastern Guitar Trio will perform on March 17 at 7:30p.m.in Pottle Auditorium. The program will include music from the German Renaissance to contemporary Argentine tangos. The trio is comprised of students Patrick Hammett, Matthew Wood and Matthew Ohrberg.
“Three strong musical personalities give the trio its own unique personality,” said Kerber, “and that’s an absolutely necessary ingredient for musical success. These guys are good!”
The festival will close with the final event “All Styles Night on the Circle” on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the outdoor Pottle Performance Circle. Participants will include music majors, local amateurs and talented Southeastern students and faculty from outside the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts. Performers will offer music from a multitude of genres including an eclectic mix of jazz, popular, classical, bluegrass, Celtic and new age. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved to the Pottle Auditorium.
All events at the festival are free and are sponsored by the Student Government Association, the Southeastern Guitar Club and Dr. Ted’s Musician’s Center of Hammond. For more information on the festival or in participating in “All Styles Night on the Circle,” contact Kerber at 549-2886 or at email@example.com.