For Immediate Release: Oct. 20, 2014
BLOOMSBURG—The guitar duo of Kenneth Meyer and Steven Thachuk have reunited after a 10-year hiatus to offer a master class Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. in Bloomsburg University’s Haas Center for the Arts, room 227, and a concert at 7:30 that evening in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.
Both events are free and open to the public.
The concert by the Meyer-Thachuk Guitar Duo will feature works by Domenico Scarlatti, Carlo Domeniconi, Joaquin Rodrigo, Marek Pasieczny, Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados, including Rodrigo’s “Tonadilla” and Pasieczny’s “Sakura No Hana.”
Meyer, an American, and Thachuk, a Canadian, met during their studies at the Eastman School of Music. They performed in recitals and concertos throughout North America between 1997 and 2001 and released a CD of Spanish works, “Evocacion,” in 1999.
Meyer, who received first prize at the Music Teacher’s National Association Collegiate Artist Competition, continues to appear as a chamber musician and soloist with orchestras throughout North America, South America and Europe. His performances have been featured on film, radio and most recently on the Albany records label. He directs a guitar studies program at Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music.
Playing both traditional classical guitar and a steel string instrument, Thachuk has appeared as a chamber musician and soloist with orchestras throughout North America and Europe. His concerts were broadcast on NPR in the United States and the CBC in Canada. Thachuk, who released “Currents,” a solo recital CD of 20th century guitar works, was appointed professor of guitar and chair of guitar studies at California State University, Northridge, in 2002.
The program is supported by a Curricular Enhancement Award from BU’s College of Liberal Arts.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.