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August 2011

Cultural Arts Series-David Burgess

Sept. 20

Oklahoma City Community College’s (OCCC) 2011-2012 Cultural Arts Series (CAS) lineup is a not-to-be-missed season of outstanding performances beginning Sept. 20 with guitarist David Burgess. The season promises cultural and entertaining productions with a balanced blend of high quality, monthly, music, dance, and theatrical performances at an affordable price.
Cultural Arts Series -- David Burgess - Sept. 20

Traditional guitar coupled with popular folkloric types of music awaits ticket holders to concert David Burgess live at OCCC on Sept. 20. Burgess, recognized as one of today’s outstanding guitarists, has a masterful way with Latin American music. In fact, the Washington Post says of his music: “beautifully played…impressive technique and a fine sense of style.”

Through his extensive travels in Spain and Latin America, Burgess has acquired one of the largest collections of Latin American guitar music in the U.S., from which he often draws interesting and unusual works for his programs.

Praised by musicians and critics worldwide, Burgess is recognized as one of today's outstanding guitarists. His international appearances as soloist and chamber musician have taken him to concert halls throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East. Highlights of recent seasons include several concert tours of Europe, repeated recitals in New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Phoenix, and Nashville. Burgess has also performed as an orchestral soloist, including featured performances with the Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York, and the American Chamber Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.

Burgess began studying guitar in Mexico City with renowned guitarist Manuel López Ramos. A former guitar instructor at the University of Washington, and the Cornish Institute of the Arts, Burgess currently resides in New York City where he has performed at Town Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall and Lincoln Center. He has recorded for Musical Heritage Society, Tritone, Athena and Camerata Records, and has also recorded with the Philharmonia Virtuosi on the CBS Masterworks label.

In addition to the CAS monthly performances, this season will include special events consisting of family theater, off Broadway productions, a Valentine's Day special treat, and more guest artist concerts.

Unless otherwise specified, all events will be held in the OCCC Bruce Owen Theater beginning at 7 p.m.

For tickets, pricing and additional CAS performances throughout the fall, winter and spring, please visit http://www.occc.edu/CAS/index.html, or call (405) 682-7576.

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