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For Immediate Release
February 15, 2013

For more information, contact
Stuart Soloway
(585) 395-2797
ssoloway@brockport.edu

Eastman Ensemble Plays at Brockport

Performance at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in the College's Drake Memorial Library

Brockport, NY – The Eastman Guitar Quartet will be the guests at the next Music at Noon concert at The College at Brockport. The performance will take place at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in the atrium of the College’s Drake Memorial Library. The concert is free and open to the public. The Eastman Guitar Quartet is a newly formed group based in Rochester. The four members (Adam Larison, Michael Mendoza, Kahlil Sarikey, and Sungmin Shin) are current graduate students at the Eastman School of Music. Individually, they have garnered numerous honors and awards as guitarists, and have performed extensively throughout the US and abroad. According to Shin, the foursome decided to play together in order “to bring virtuosic and expressive music to audiences through the unique combination of four guitars.”

Featured in the concert is Claude Debussy’s “Evening in Granada,” which is the second movement of a larger work, Estampes. Originally written for a solo piano, it has been transposed for guitar quartet. Debussy had only spent a few hours in Spain when he wrote this piece, and yet, as Spanish composer Manuel de Falla admitted, "without even one measure of this music borrowed from the Spanish folklore, the entire composition — in its most minute details — admirably conveys Spain." The Quartet will also be playing Brahms’ “Theme and Variations” (Op. 18), amongst other works.

Parking for off-campus visitors is available in Lot V, near the Library, on New Campus Drive. Parking permits are available for $4 at the Raye H. Conrad Welcome Center, at the corner of New Campus and Commencement Drives. Please call (585) 395-2787 for additional information. -end-

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