UTSA Monday Night Artist Series opens Sept. 19 with guitarist William Kanengiser
By David Heuser
UTSA Associate Professor of Music
(Sept. 16, 2005)--The UTSA Department of Music's Monday Night Artist Series kicks off its second season at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 19 in the Arts Building Recital Hall, 1604 Campus, with a concert by William Kanengiser, a member of the 2005 Grammy award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
The group's win as best classical crossover album comes after garnering two previous Grammy nominations and performing as a group for a quarter of a century.
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As a soloist, Kanengiser is recognized as a brilliant guitarist, arranger and recording artist with a repertoire including Mozart, Handel, Brouwer and contemporary jazz composers.
On the third Monday of the ensuing months, soloists and ensembles from around the country and the world will perform a variety of musical genres and styles at the UTSA Recital Hall. Subscription to the entire series brings a 50 percent discount over single tickets.
Single tickets in the series are $20, and $15 for students, senior citizens and military with ID. Subscription tickets for all six Monday Night Artist Series concerts are $60. Both subscription and single tickets are available by calling (210) 458-5685. Tickets and subscriptions also can be purchased at the door.
For more information call (210) 458-5685 or visit the Monday Night Artist Series Web site.
Upcoming Concerts: Monday Night Artist Series
- On Oct. 17, violinist Zara Guliyeva comes from Baku, Azerbaijan to perform with UTSA's Geoffrey Waite on piano in works by Azeri composers. The concert will be preceded by a conversation about the artist's cultural environment and the music of the Azerbaijan region hosted by UTSA faculty member Jeanne Halley.
- Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown comes to UTSA on Nov. 21 to perform selections from his recently released solo CD, "Wearing Someone Else's Clothes," and his musical theater productions such as the "The Last Five Years" and "Songs for a New World."
- On Feb. 20, UTSA welcomes soprano Carla Mueller, a frequent performer with the Krefeld Opera in Germany as well as other companies in Europe and the United States.
- On March 20, the University of North Texas African Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Midawo Gideon Foli Alorwoyie will perform music of the Ashanti and the Ewe-speaking people of Africa.
- The season closes April 17 with pianist Stephen Glaser from Ohio State University. His program will feature "Neglected Gems" from composers of the St. Petersburg and Mediterranean Schools such as Joseph Achron and Lazare Saminsky.