CLARKSVILLE, TN – Austin Peay State University will host its annual GuitarFest from March 14-16. This year’s event will feature three concerts, each highlighting an esteemed guitarist showingcasing a different style. The concerts – all free and open to the public – start at 7:30 each night at the Mabry Concert Hall in APSU’s Music/Mass Communication building at Eighth and Marion streets.
This year’s musicians are:
- Alan Mearn, performing at 7:30 pm on Monday, March 14. Mearn is a virtuoso classical guitarist and Austin Peay alumnus. His concert will focus on music from his recently recorded CD of virtuosic Bach transcriptions.
- Paulo Oliveira, performing at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 15. Oliveira is a Brazilian classical and jazz guitarist and serves as an assistant professor of music at Belmont University. He will present a mixed program of jazz and Brazilian music by Metheny, Bonfá, Bosco and original compositions, including a looping pedal.
- Rene Izquierdo, performing at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 16. Izquierdo is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso Cuban classical guitarist and is a professor of music at the University of Milwaukee.
GuitarFest is sponsored by the APSU Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.
For more information, contact APSU professor of music Dr. Stanley Yates at YatesS@apsu.edu or the APSU Department of Music at 931-221-7818.
Brian Dunn, APSU