William Kanengiser’s program spans the centuries
On Sunday, March 24, the Howland Chamber Music Circle will present William Kanengiser in a varied program of works spanning four centuries.
Kanengiser has recorded four solo CDs for the GSP label, ranging from classical jazz to Caribbean to Near Eastern styles, and he recently recorded two CDs for the Suzuki Guitar Advanced Repertoire Series. In 2005 he released a live concert DVD, Classical Guitar and Beyond, for Mel Bay Recordings, which also features Kanengiser’s talents as a comedian/mimic in his Guitar Foundation of America Imitation Show.
A member of the guitar faculty at the USC Thornton School of Music since 1983, he was the recipient of the 2011 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has given master classes around the world and has made two instructional videos, Effortless Classical Guitar and Classical Guitar Mastery for Hot Licks Video.
For his concert at the Howland Center, Kanengiser has chosen to play Fandango, Op. 16 by Spanish composer Dionisio Aguado, Fantasie Elegiaque, Op. 59 by Fernando Sor, three pieces by Francisco Tarrega and Fantasía Sevillana, Op. 29 by Joaquín Rodrigo. Pieces from later in the 20thcentury include Two Cuban Folksong Arrangements by Leo Brouver, Selections from The Barber of Baghdad by Oliver Hunt, Missing Her by Fred Hand, The Magic Serenade by Bryan Johanson and Brookland Boogie, Op. 14, by Brian Head.
The concert will take place on Sunday, March 24, at 4 p.m., at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St. in Beacon, and will be followed by a reception to meet the artist. Tickets are $30 ($10 for students) and can be reserved by calling 845-297-2944 or at howlandmusic.org where further information on this and other presentations by the Howland Chamber Music Circle can be found.