BLOOMSBURG--The acclaimed Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo will be artists in residence at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31. Michael Newman and Laura Oltman will perform their 40th Anniversary Retrospective program that includes works by Dušan Bogdanović, Manuel de Falla, Paul Moravec, Celso Machado, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Simas, Clarice Assad and Isaac Albéniz in Carver Hall, Gross Auditorium on Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m.
Drawing upon their artistic and creative experiences, the duo will present their entrepreneurial program which offers marketing advice and practical tools on ways to compete and succeed in an ever-changing marketplace in Sutliff Hall on Friday, March 29, at 3 p.m. On Saturday, March 30, Newman & Oltman will present master classes for guitar students at Haas Center for the Arts at 10:30 a.m. All events are free and open to the public.
Hailed as a “revelation to hear” by The Washington Post, the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo’s phenomenal musicianship places them solidly at the top of their field. Their innovative programming, matchless technique and ensemble precision, combined with their commitment to expanding the repertoire for guitar duo, make them a chamber ensemble of world renown. Their concert tours have taken them to world cultural capitals and premiere venues across five continents, the Caribbean, and South Pacific. In addition to their international engagements, they have performed at Carnegie Hall, aboard the Queen Elizabeth II, Caramoor and the Grand Canyon Music Festival. The duo has demonstrated extraordinary stylistic breadth in their collaborations with such diverse artists as composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, fiddler Eileen Ivers, pianist Clarice Assad, violinist Tim Fain, and the ETHEL, Daedalus, Calder, and Turtle Island string quartets.
For more information and hi-res images of the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, visit www.guitarduo.com