Program for 1970/71 Season

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Program for 1970/71 Season


Alice Artzt
Christopher Parkening


Ottawa Guitar Society





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Thanks to the many suggestions and ideas of various members, the 1970 program promises to offer a wide variety of interesting events. Although precise dates for all events have not yet been settled, the following list will give some idea of what to expect in the coming months. We hope that this program reflects the main interests of our membership and that it will provide opportunity for greater participation by all.
1. Alice Artzt, a young New York classical guitarist, will give a concert on Sunday, Sept. 27 Algonquin College. (See note below.)
2. A guitar workshop with special instruction for classical, folk and jazz guitar.
3. A members concert.
4. A guitar construction workshop.
5. An evening guitar festival planned by and organized by the younger members.
6. Informal social evenings for playing and talking.
7. A closing concert in April by Chris Parkening, famous young American guitarist.

Alice Artzt, the young American guitarist, was born in 1943 and showed an early interest in music. After studying the piano and flute, she turned to the classic guitar at the age of thirteen. Since then she has studied with Julian Bream, Ida Presti, and Alexandre Lagoya.
Miss Artzt lives in New York where she received a B.A. at Columbia university and continued her musical studies at the graduate level. She teaches in New York and Princeton and in 1965, was appointed to the faculty of the Mannes College of Music.
Her programs include a wide range of styles from Renaissance and Baroque lute music, which she studies from the original tablatures, to contemporary compositions. Two well known composers, John W. Duarte of England, and Guido Santorsola of Uruguay, have dedicated works to her.
As a soloist, she has performed in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has played with chamber groups and orchestra.

In February 1969 she toured England and Wales and made her London debut at Wigmore Hall. Such was her success that she was invited back for an extended European tour in October and November 1959, with concerts in England, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, and Italy, including a series of concerts under the auspices of the United States Information Service. During this tour she also made radio recordings for the B.B.C., Brussels Radio, Radio Vara in Hilversum, and Frankfurt Radio.

Anyone who is interested in getting together with other members to play duets etc. should contact Roy Sage at 731-3525.

The third issue of the quarterly review will be mailed out some time this month. Remember that the review is made up only of contributions so if you have any ideas for the next issue get in touch with Bob Smith.

The newsletter will be put out once a month starting in Sept. so if you have any items of interest or articles for trade or sale etc. contact Dave Johnstone at 237-3443.

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