Brazilian influence shines in BU concert

For Immediate Release:  Nov. 5, 2014

BLOOMSBURG—Music inspired by Brazil will be featured in a concert by Bloomsburg University’s Guitar Ensemble Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Carver Hall's Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

A guitar sextet and quartet will perform a program that includes music by Roland Dyens, Daniel Kessner and Francis Kleynjans. Dyens’ guitar quartet is inspired by the popular music of Brazil and features unusual techniques and effects, according to Matthew Slotkin, assistant professor of music.

The pieces composed by Kessner premiered in Nantes, France, this summer and are being performed for the second time by BU’s Guitar Ensemble.

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.