Guitarist David Burgess kicks off local concert series
Mixing Latin and classical styles, renowned guitarist David Burgess is scheduled to open the 11th season of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series (DWPAS) at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
In addition to his performance, Burgess will offer a master class for guitar students beginning at 12 p.m. on Sept. 20 in Davis Hall 124. The master class will be free and open to the public.
Burgess is a gifted musician specializing in the classical and Latin American guitar styles. His international appearances as soloist and chamber musician have taken him to concert halls throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East.
Dr. Ken Bohannon, associate professor of music and coordinator of the music department said, ”Burgess is unique in his approach of incorporating the Latin-American style into classical guitar technique. This, along with his diverse repertoire, makes him an engaging and memorable performer.”
Burgess has recorded several collections of music, including Gates of Spain (2003) and Silver Nuggets and Fool’s Gold (1999) and contributed to numerous samplers and orchestral recordings.
Andres Segovia, the acknowledged master of the classical guitar, described Burgess as “an artist of music with a magnificent technique.”
DWPAS is produced by the USAO Foundation in conjunction with the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Chickasha Public School Foundation as well as generous support from local businesses including the Chickasha Bank and Trust Company, Standley Systems, The First National Bank and Trust and KOOL 105.5 Radio.
General admission tickets for either show are $12 for the general public, $10 for seniors 60 and over, $4 for all students and kids under 18, $7 for USAO staff/faculty and $3 for USAO students.
Season tickets for the DWPAS are available at a cost of $40 for the general public, $35 for seniors 60 and over, $35 for members of the USAO Alumni Association members, $12 for all students and children under 18, $20 USAO staff/faculty, $8 USAO students
To purchase tickets, interested parties should call (405) 574-1213.