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Southeastern Annual Guitar Fest features five events

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Guitar Festival will be celebrating its 12th anniversary with five events throughout March and April. All events are free and open to the public.
     The series begins with a faculty recital featuring festival coordinator Patrick Kerber March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium. The recital will feature a repertoire from traditional classical guitar music from the English Renaissance to Spanish Contemporary.
     “All Styles Night on the Circle” will be taking place April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the outdoor Pottle Performance Circle. Participants 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 several genres including an eclectic mix of pop, jazz, bluegrass, classical, and original music for guitar.
     The Southeastern Guitar Ensemble – with music for guitar, clarinet and saxophone -- will perform on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Auditorium. The performance will also feature 17 guitar performers with music from the German Renaissance, Classical Spanish repertoire Argentine tangos, Chilean folk music and French Impressionists.
     April 13 will feature guest artist Nick Ciraldo of the University of Texas in Austin in the Pottle Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. This internationally acclaimed guitarist will be performing a recital of music featuring major works by Villa-Lobos, Torroba, and  J.S. Bach.
     The festival will wrap up on April 14 with a masterclass led by Ciraldo from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm. in the Pottle Music Building, Room 124. Ciraldo will be offering advice to Southeastern’s finest student guitarists as they perform in a performance class setting.
     The festival is sponsored by Southeastern’s Student Government Association, the Southeastern Guitar Club and Dr. Ted’s Musician’s Center. For more information, contact Kerber at 985-549-2886 or by email at

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