Noche de La Guitarra’ Celebrates
TEXAS-NOV. 14, 2013-Guitarists
from The University of Texas at Brownsville and the Brownsville Independent School District will present
the 15th annual “La Noche de La Guitarra” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.
Dr. Michael Quantz directs the One O’clock Guitar Ensemble and the UTB Flute Choir.
The concert supports
scholarships, travel to music competitions, basic equipment and supplies for
several music programs in the community.
“The public is
invited to come out and enjoy an evening of lively rhythm, jazzy riffs and the
romantic sound of the classical guitar,” said Dr. Michael
Quantz, Professor and
Director of the
Guitar Ensemble. “We will feature acoustic solos and some of the best acoustic
guitar in ensemble you can see anywhere.”
The concert will be
held at the TSC Arts Center, and it will showcase the developing talent in BISD
when the Brownsville Lopez and Hanna High School guitar ensembles perform. They
will be followed by the UTB guitar
ensembles, the One O’clock and the Two O’clock.
“We usually begin
the show with some of our most talented high school guitarists who audition for
a solo spot. Then we have groups of acoustic guitars playing everything from
jazz to classical and flamenco,” Quantz said.
As an added
highlight of the concert, the One O’clock Guitar Ensemble will join with the
UTB Flute Choir for “Flautarra” a combined flute and guitar ensemble. The
students will perform selections from the program they will take to the world’s
largest music education convention, the Texas Music Educators Convention in San
Antonio in February.
Tickets for “La Noche de
La Guitarra” are $7 and can be
purchased at the TSC Arts Center Box
Office on the day of the concert. The box office will open at 6:30 p.m.
call 956-882-7527 or email Dr. Michael Quantz at email@example.com.