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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Barrueco, Beijing Duo Continue Jackson Chamber Music Series April 14

Manuel BarruecoSALISBURY, MD---The Peter and Judy Jackson Chamber Music Series at Salisbury University continues with classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco and the Beijing Guitar Duo 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.

A Grammy nominee, Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of the 20th and 21st centuries. He initially performed at SU in 2012. His unique artistry has been described as that of a superb instrumentalist, and a superior and elegant musician, possessing an uncommon lyrical gift.

His career has been dedicated to bringing guitar to the main musical centers of the world. In the past three decades, he has performed throughout the United States, from the New World Symphony in Miami to the Seattle Symphony, and from the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to New York’s Lincoln Center.

Comprised of Meng Su and Yameng Wang, the Beijing Guitar Duo first met at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, where they both studied. Graduating in 2006, they met Barrueco during his tour in Hong Kong. At his invitation, they applied and were accepted to his studio at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore on a full scholarship. They formed the duo upon his recommendation in 2009.

Among its achievements has been winning the Solomon H. Snyder Award, which underwrote their New York debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall that same year. The duo also has toured with Barrueco in Europe and North America. Its performance is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

In conjunction with the concert, SU Dining Services presents “Dining in the Forbidden City: An Evening in Beijing” as part of its International Dining Series from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

The menu includes pot stickers, soy- and ginger-glazed salmon, Asian wings, pork-fried rice, sesame-ginger noodles, General Tso’s broccoli, white chocolate and Chinese five-spice brownies, almond crescents and fortune cookies. Cost is $12, $7.28 for children 5 and under.

Sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Office, admission to the concert is free and the public is invited. Advance tickets are not required. For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.


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