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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
  • Classical guitarist Jason Vieaux to perform at Eureka College Sept. 7

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  • Jason Vieaux will perform a recital of classical guitar music at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Chapel at Eureka College. Admission is $20 or $10 for students.
     
    The program will include “Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Op. 9” by Fernando Sor, “Lute Suite No. 1 in e minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach, several works by Isaac Albeniz, “Jongo” by Paulo Bellinati, “Drei Tentos” by Hans Werner Henze,  “In a Sentimental Mood” by Duke Ellington and “Suite del Recuerdo” by Jose Luis Merlin.
     
    Vieaux has performed solo recitals at major guitar series in North America and guitar festivals in Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.  He has performed as concert soloist with more than 100 orchestras, including Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Chautauqua Festival and New Hampshire Music Festival.
     
    His latest album, “PLAY,” released in January on Azica Records features audience favorites from his 20 years of professional touring. Among his 11 albums is “Bach: Works for Lute, Vol.1,” which hit No. 13 on Billboard’s classical chart its first week. He recorded an Azica disc of Astor Piazzolla’s music with accordion virtuoso Julien Labro and A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra. His “Images of Metheny” features music by American jazz legend Pat Metheny.  His work has been the subject of articles in the magazines Acoustic Guitar, MUSO and Gramophone and on National Public Radio’s “Deceptive Cadence.”
     
    In 2012 the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks Inc., a technological interface that provides one-on-one online study with Vieaux for guitar students around the world. In 2011 he co-founded the guitar department at the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia. He has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 2001.
     
    Vieaux is a member of the Advisory Board of the Guitar Foundation of America and is affiliated with Philadelphia’s Astral Artists. In 1992 he was awarded the Guitar Foundation of America’s international guitar competition first prize, the event’s youngest winner ever. He also received the Naumburg Foundation top prize, a Cleveland Institute of Music Alumni Achievement Award and a Salon di Virtuosi Career Grant.
     
    For more information about the concert, contact Eureka College artist-in-residence David Commanday at 467-6466 or dcommanday@eureka.edu.   

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