Presented by the festival artists, the MIGF Lectures provide students and all community members opportunities to expand their understanding of a variety of musical subjects. Each lecture is free and open to public.
David Dolata‘s lecture-demo Lutorama take you on a tour through his lutes where he explains the instrument’s evolution in response to the repertoire and the differences among them and plays some Renaissance and Baroque pieces on each of them. If you ask a lutenist’s wife how many lutes her husband needs, she’ll respond: “just one more.” Classical guitarists generally get by with just one guitar, so why can’t lutenists? In his presentation, David Dolata will answer that question by showing the audience his five lutes and counting and how they’re used. After that you’ll know why lutenists always need just one more.
Marco Battaglia will present The Guitar in Early 19th Century. He will discuss guitar family period instruments, sources, repertoire, and performance practices in the early 19th century. The main purpose of the lecture is to identify and use a method for analyzing the original sources (sheet music and editions) and coming up with a technique also based on research into literature on interpretation related to other instruments in addition to the guitar. Special attention is paid to period guitars, their history and development starting with the early 6-string ones with six simple strings up to those prior to the Torres version, to the design features and various types of materials used in making the strings.
Arthur Dente will present a lecture-demo on Iberian Peninsula Meets World Music and talk about the stylistic influences in his own compositions which are developed from the Iberian Peninsula, Europe and, by extension, the cultures of the World. In addition to the dominant Latin, his compositions incorporate other influences, including Celtic cultures, North American, South American, Indian and Arab-Andalusian. He will also demonstrate samples from his solo works.
Composers Panel presents a round-table discussion on various compositional issues when writing for guitar which will be discussed by guitarist and non-guitarist composers, including Fredrick Kaufman, Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Carlos Rafael Rivera, Jacob Sudol, Federico Bonacossa, Arthur Dente, Benjamin Verdery, and Mesut Özgen.
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Saturday, February 22, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
WPAC Recital Hall
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