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Classical Guitarists from Twin Cities
To Present Free Concert April 29

 MAILED:  April 16, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — Classical guitarists Christopher Kachian and Anthony Titus will present a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The program will include a three-part Sonatina by F. Moreno Torroba as well as Franz Shubert’s Sonata in A minor “Arpeggione.”

Kachian has given over 500 performances throughout the world and has performed regularly with several European and American ensembles. He has been heard on both national and state public radio stations (including several appearances on Prairie Home Companion) and has recorded on RCA, Collins Classics, Innova, Valve-Hearts, and 10,000 Lakes. This season’s concerts include engagements in Europe, Japan and locally with the Macalester Orchestra, the Minneapolis Civic Orchestra and the UST Festival Orchestra.

Since 1984, Kachian also has directed one of the largest guitar programs in the USA at the University of St. Thomas where he is a professor of music. He is the editor of the guitar column for String Notes, the journal of the Minnesota chapter of the American String Teacher’s Association/National String Orchestra Association. In 2001, he became the director of guitar studies for MMTA for whom he co-authored the nation’s first multi-genre guitar pedagogy syllabus.

Titus has performed many recitals and concerts throughout the United States, with highlights including an appearance on “PM Magazine,” performances for Miguel de la Madrid Huratado (former president of Mexico) and Patricio Silva Echenique (Chilean Ambassador to the United States), and a premier performance of “Variations on a Theme by The Doors” by Hiram Titus for guitar and string quartet. Teaching distinctions include six student winners in the Schubert Club and Thursday Musical competitions since 1988 and an adapted college guitar curriculum for the blind. Presently Mr. Titus teaches applied guitar and lectures on a wide variety of music literature courses at the University of St. Thomas, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Inver-Hills Community College, Metro State University and the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music. He earned his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina School of the Arts and his master’s degree from San Diego State University with the Los Romero’s guitar quartet.

The concert is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire’s department of music and theatre arts, guitars, and by the department of allied health, music therapy program.


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Updated: April 15, 2004