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Classical guitarist Dieter Hennings to perform Feb. 23

RELEASED: Feb. 16, 2011

Dieter Hennings
Dieter Hennings

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire department of music and theatre arts will present a classical guitar recital by guest artist Dieter Hennings at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Hennings, assistant professor of guitar at the University of Kentucky, will perform seven pieces on modern guitar, including works by Johann Kaspar Mertz and J.S. Bach, according to Dr. Tulio Rondón, assistant professor of music at UW-Eau Claire.

"He really is a very versatile musician," Rondón said, adding that a highlight of the performance will be a collaboration with Dr. Timothy Lane, UW-Eau Claire professor of music, on "La Historia del Tango Bordel 1900," composed by Astor Piazzolla.

An active proponent of new music, especially Latin American music, Hennings' endeavors include new music for guitar to early music for lute, baroque guitar and theorbo. Current recording projects include an album of works for baroque lute by Silvius Leopold Weiss and guitar works by composers Juan Trigos and Luca Cori. Hennings also collaborated with singer Natalie Merchant in a recording project that featured musicians such as Winton Marsalis and the group Medeski, Martin and Wood.

Hennings is a resident artist with the East Coast Composters Ensemble and the Eastman Broad Band Ensemble. He also has performed as a soloist for Canada's New Music Concerts Ensemble, Eastman BroadBand Ensemble, Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, the University of Arizona Philharmonia and the Orquesta Juvenil de Sonora, Mexico. In addition, Hennings has won many prestigious competitions, including the 2008 Aaron Brock International Guitar Competition and the 2005 Eastman Guitar Concerto Competition, among others.

This recital marks Hennings' second visit to UW-Eau Claire, Rondón said, adding that he offers great insight into the early music program at the university. While in Eau Claire Hennings will meet with faculty members and will perform a contemporary lute piece with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the music and theatre arts website or contact Dr. Tulio Rondón at 715-836-3389 or rondontj@uwec.edu.

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