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Brouwer in Buffalo 2019

Friday 

February 16th

An Hour With Brouwer

Pre concert reception: 6:30 - 7:30

Concert: 7:30 - 9:30

Location: Luis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State College

Description: Brouwer will give a one hour talk about his career. Then there will be a concert featuring Brouwer's compositions performed by the AD-Duo and the Buffalo Sate Guitar Ensemble

Saturday

February 17th

Master Class with Leo Brouwer

Master Class: 12:00 pm

Location: Luis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State College

Iliana Matos in Concert

Pre Concert Reception: 6:30 - 7:30

Concert: 7:30 - 8:30 

Location: Luis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State College

Description: Meastra Matos will perform a tribute concert featuring works by Leo Brouwer in celebration of Brouwer's contributions to the world of music. Matos spent many years in Cuba working as Brouwer's guitarist. Matos will also be performing with Mezzo - Soprano Olga Perez Flora during the first part of the evening. 

Master Class With Maestro Leo Brouwer

2:00PM -5:30PM

  • This years festivities kick off with Maestro Leo Brouwer giving a public masterclass. GLGS Buffalo Chapter in conjunction with the Buffalo State Guitar Club will present masterclasses throughout the weekend comprising of the individuals who have performed as well as many other impactful educators of the guitar. Maestro Brouwer will conduct 40-minute classes providing insight on performance practice of his own pieces. The GLGS Chapter and Guitar Club executive board will hold auditions for performers for each class two weeks prior to the weekend.

Location: The Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Friday, March 15th

Great Lakes Guitar Society Collegiate and Youth Guitar Competitions Registration

4:30PM - 5:30PM

Competitors in the GLGS Collegiate and Youth Guitar Competitions are required to check in on Friday. If you are unable to arrive on Friday,you can check in via e-mail or phone. Contact information will be provided to all registered competitors.

Location: The Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Friday, March 15th

Concert and Presentation

Pre-concert Reception

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Concert

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Maestro Leo Brouwer, Thomas Viloteau, The Alonso Drummond Duo

 

Our festival concert Performances begin with the artistry of Thomas Viloteau Opening the evening. To following his program: Maestro Leo Brouwer, through a life of unparalleled achievement, has placed himself firmly in history as one of the most influential guitar composers. In this one-hour talk, the maestro will be presenting monumental chapters of his life, taking the audience through moments that defined his career. The Alonso Drummond duo will perform a tribute program to close the evening.  

Location: The Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Friday, March 15th

Preliminary Round of the Collegiate and Youth Guitar Competitions hosted by the Great Lakes Guitar Society (GLGS)

9:00AM - 2:30PM

Warm up space will be provided for all competitors. Please check in 30min prior to competition time. 

If you have any issues please contact us at greatlakesguitarsociety@gmail.com

Location: The Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Saturday, March 16th

Master Class With Maestro Leo Brouwer

12:00PM - 3:30PM

  • Maestro Leo Brouwer will give a public masterclass. GLGS Buffalo Chapter in conjunction with the Buffalo State Guitar Club will present masterclasses throughout the weekend comprising of the individuals who have performed as well as many other impactful educators of the guitar. Maestro Brouwer will conduct 40-minute classes providing insight on performance practice of his own pieces. The GLGS Chapter and Guitar Club executive board will hold auditions for performers for each class two weeks prior to the weekend.

Location: The Burchfeild Penney Art Museum Theater Hall

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Saturday, March 16th

Piano Masterclass: Spanish Keyboard Works

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Maestro Leo Brouwer, Thomas Viloteau, The Alonso Drummond Duo

 

Pianist Orlay Alonso will be presenting a masterclass focusing on Spanish keyboard works arranged for the guitar. 

Location: TBA

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Saturday, March 16th

Orlay Alonso: Illuminated Scores Presentation

5:00PM - 6:00PM

The Illuminated Scores is a method of representing music graphically that enable students to experience an immediate representation of the overall formal design of a musical composition. It is a poetic analysis of music that reveals the architectural structure of a composition intended to show the intrinsic beauty of form with the objective of impacting performance and music pedagogy. At the Close of the Presentation we will open a Q+A forum

Location: TBA

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Saturday, March 16th

Evening Concert Performance

Pre-concert Reception

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Concert

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Performer Rene Izquierdo will exemplify his expertise through a full solo program to close this day of events. 

Location: The Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Saturday, March 16th

The Guitar in Negotiations of Spanish National Identity, 1920-1930

9:00AM - 10:30PM

During the Spanish Silver Age (1898-1936) the very cultural and political foundations of the Spanish nation were challenged by a succession of unstable and contentious governments, regional factionalism, and a loss of empire that prompted philosophical debates over the essence of Spain. As intellectuals and politicians debated about Spain’s true essence, composers constructed their visions through historical retrospection, the use of folk music, and the adoption of foreign compositional techniques. During this era the guitar became an even more powerful symbol of Spanish identity as flamenco music and the classical guitar garnered international esteem; yet most musicological research on the Spanish Silver Age prioritizes issues of exoticism in the orchestral works of Manuel de Falla. As a result, there is a surprising lack of critical engagement with the guitar works of this era even though the instrument provides perhaps the most fruitful medium through which to musically analyze the complex negotiations of Spanish identity. This lecture-recital contextualizes musical aesthetics with the sociopolitical negotiations over Spanish national identity through a critical analysis of folkloric and avant-garde musical features in the first guitar works of prominent non-guitarist composers such as Adolfo Salazar, Rodolfo Halffter and others. The guitar functioned as an ideal medium through which to express Spanish identity precisely because of its ubiquity in Spanish culture. I argue that Spanish composers had to directly engage with the negotiations over national identity when writing their first pieces for such a volatile instrument in an equally volatile socio-political landscape.

Location: General Purpose Classroom 303

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Sunday, March 17th

Guitar Masterclasses

9:00AM - 2:30PM

Masterclasses will take place with festival Artists: Rene Izquierdo, Thomas Viloteau, Matthew Slotkin, Ken Meyer, Emma Rush, Brian Geary, and Anthony Lalena

 

Masterclasses are open to the public

Location:  General Purpose Classrooms 303 - 308

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Sunday, March 17th

Final Rounds of the Collegiate and Youth Guitar Competitions hosted by the Great Lakes Guitar Society (GLGS)

9:00AM - 2:30PM

Brouwer in Buffalo 2019 will close with the finals of both the Youth and Collegiate Guitar Competitions. adjudicated by a panel of artists with Maestro Leo Brouwer as the President of the jury or both competitions.

Location: The Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Sunday, March 17th