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Wake Forest Music Department announces October concerts, events


September 29, 2008

In October, Wake Forest University will host guest visiting artist Carlos Perez.  The internationally-known, virtuoso guitarist will perform a solo recital, teach a master class and present two lectures. 

Perez, an award-winning classical guitarist, has played with several orchestras in England, Belgium, Portugal, Russia and Chile and performed recitals in more than 20 different countries, including the United States.  His visit will include:

  • Solo Recital, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Brendle Recital Hall.  The recital will feature the music of guitar masters and teachers Ferdinando Carulli and Julio Sagreras and the work of Paraguayan composer and performer Agustin Barrios.  Some highlights of the program include a Christmas song and a set of variations on the Costa Rican folk piece “Punto Guanacasteco” by Barrios.
  • Lecture: “Two New Old Masters Rediscovered: Ferdinando Carulli and Julio Sagreras,” 5 p.m., Oct. 14, Scales Fine Arts Center, Room M306.  Perez will discuss the methods and compositions of Carulli and Sagreras. 
  • Master Class, 6:30 p.m., Oct. 14, Scales Fine Arts Center, Room M208.  The master class is open to all interested classical guitar students.
  • Lecture: “Chilean Music Arranged,” 5 p.m., Oct. 15, Scales Fine Arts Center, Room M208.  This lecture will be based on Perez’s own arrangements of Chilean music for solo guitar.

Admission to each of the Perez events is $10 for the general public; free with WFU ID.

Also in October, the Wake Forest music department will present its Fall Choral Concert and Annual Halloween Orchestra Concert. 

  • “Eclectic Choral Collage,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Brendle Recital Hall.  The Wake Forest Concert Choir and the Collegium Musicum Vocal Ensemble will present a concert featuring a variety of music composed for vocal ensembles during the past 500 years.

The Wake Forest Concert Choir will perform a set of Latin church motets, including “Lux Aurumque” composed by Eric Whitacre in 2000, as well as American selections by Stephen Foster, Stephen Paulus and Moses Hogan.  The audience will have the opportunity to help select a favorite from the American selections for the group to use as a permanent addition to its touring repertoire.

The Collegium Musicum Vocal Ensemble will perform Renaissance madrigals in four different languages and a surprise final selection in an unexpected style. 

The concert is free.

  • Annual Halloween Orchestra Concert, midnight Oct. 31, Brendle Recital Hall.  The Wake Forest Orchestra will perform a challenging, unpredictable concert featuring live theatre, live music and an orchestra in full costume.  During the concert, the orchestra performs musical excerpts while the faculty performs a surprise scenario and the musicians interject surprise tricks.  The concert is free, but tickets are required.  Call (336)758-5364 to reserve tickets.

For information about any of these concerts, call (336)758-5364.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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