Orlay-Alonso brings Spanish and Cuban music

For immediate release: March 13, 2013

Evan Drummond and Orlay Alonso BLOOMSBURG — Guitar and piano duo Evan Drummond and Orlay Alonso will bring their Cuban-Alaskan ensemble to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania for a concert and master class Wednesday, March, 27, in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.; the master class will begin at noon. Both events are free and open to the public.

After graduating from Yale University, Drummond and Alonso combined their musical talents to explore virtuosic Spanish and Cuban music from the last 150 years. With Drummond on guitar and Alonso on piano, the duo performs their own arrangements of works by well-known composers.

Drummond has been a featured performer throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He teaches applied guitar, guitar chamber music, and music history, music theory and aural perceptions at Buffalo State College and is pursuing a doctoral degree at the Eastman School of Music. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastman School of Music and a master’s degree from Yale University.

Pianist Alonso has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Wiell Recital Hall and Yale University’s Sprague Memorial Hall with the Manhattan School of Music Orchestra, Ossia Symphony Orchestra and the Bronx Arts Ensemble Orchestra. He teaches at Buffalo State University and The Fredonia School of Music of the State University of New York, where he has given master classes and lectures.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.