INDIVIDUAL CONCERT TICKETS
(All tickets available at the door the evening of the concert - limited/open seating - all tickets on a first-come basis.)
General Public: $10.
Students, Seniors and Missouri Western Faculty & Staff with valid ID: $5.
Information via: Missouri Western Department of Music: (US) + (816) 271-4420
CONCERTS, CLASSES AND POST-CONCERT SITES
• WEDNESDAY, May 19, 7:00-9:00 PM
ORIENTATION AND MIXER AT THE “DUC” (Downtown University Campus - 515 N. 6th St.). General public welcome to meet the performers and competitors. (Performers and competitors meet their homes hosts.)
• THURSDAY, May 20
Competition begins (not open to the public).
• FRIDAY, May 21, 7:30 PM at Missouri Western, Leah Spratt MC Building, Kemper Auditorium.
Joseph Williams III (US). Solo classical guitar - 1st Prize Winner of the 2009 St. Joseph International Guitar Festival etc.
“Joseph’s expressive playing, along with an astonishing display of virtuosity, captivates the listener’s heart." - Guitarra Magazine
Joseph Williams II has performed throughout North America and Brazil. He has distinguished himself by winning prizes in twelve international guitar competitions - most recently, first prize in both the 2009 St. Joseph International Guitar Festival & Competition and the 8th Annual Texas Guitar Competition & Festival.
A native of New Mexico, he is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music Arts at the University of Texas with Adam Holzman. Williams earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of New Mexico with Michael Chapdelaine and a Master of Music from the University of Arizona with Thomas Patterson.
Official Website: http://josephsguitar.wordpress.com/
• SATURDAY, May 22, 7:30 PM
at the Missouri Western Leah Spratt Building, Kemper Auditorium.
Duo LiveOak - contemporary song - (US)
Frank Wallace composer, baritone, guitar, lute / Nancy Knowles mezzo-soprano, poet
“A brilliant collection of new repertoire... grace, sensitivity & virtuosity.” - Guitar Review
Duo Live Oak is a fresh, visionary voice in alternative classical music, creating a body of lyrical contemporary art song rooted in traditions that reflect both a temporal and an ethnic diversity. Nancy Knowles and Frank Wallace collaborate as poet and composer in new songs with echoes of blues, medieval, jazz, and classical music from Ravel to avant garde. The power of great poetry infuses their work.
Infectiously charming in performance, graced with old fashioned skill and integrity, Knowles and Wallace are eloquent, whimsical, passionate, versatile, colorful, and entirely original. Rare composer/performers, they do not merely entertain--they engage the audience with their sense of drama, Wallace’s guitar wizardry and their meltingly beautiful vocal ensemble.
Duo Live Oak's musical roots go back to the 12th century: for two decades Live Oak was known for its performances and recordings of medieval and renaissance music. Committed to outreach, education, and the environment, Nancy Knowles and Frank Wallace are skilled teachers who are actively promoting a new humanism in the arts that celebrates diversity and multiplicity.
Official Website : http://www.duoliveoak.com/
• SUNDAY, May 23, 3:00 PM - at the Missouri Western Thompson Potter Fine Arts Theater. “Final Competition Rounds” (open to the public).
The three finalists in the competition will present a joint concert. Audience members (over 18) will have the opportunity to vote for competitor’s final ranking and the audience cumulative score will be tallied as one vote along with the judges. The Award Ceremony and a reception will follow the presentation of prize.
N.B. There will be Post-Concert Mixers at various locations throughout St. Joseph following each concert, locations to be announced. Please check press materials for details.
(Free and open to the public)
All classes are on Saturday afternoon in the Thompson Potter Theater. Bring your guitar and have a free lesson from these brilliant players!
SATURDAY: May 22.
This year we will run two classes back-to-back on Saturday to give local residents an opportunity to perform or audit.
ALL CLASSES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Joseph Williams III
2009 1st Prize Winnner of the St. Joseph Competiition, Joseph will present an open, free masterclass to guitarists of all ages and styles.
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Dr. Lynn McGrath
“Survival Tips for Free-lance Music Teachers” - An enlightening presentation for anyone who teaches music privately. Dr. McGrath will discuss various aspects of setting up your teaching studio, finding new students and building a solid reputation as a private teacher.