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Event Archive - Elegy for Guitar: Alexander Dunn

Sat. November 2nd 2019 Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (Uvic) (All Ages)
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm doors at 7:30 pm
By Donation
Presented by: UVic School of Music

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Music: Classical
Virtuoso guitarist Alexander Dunn performs the gorgeous Elegie by 19th century virtuoso Johann Kaspar Mertz, alongside the Elegy by 20th century British composer Alan Rawsthorne. Dunn also explores lesser-known repertoire by German romanticists Ferdinand Rebay and Rudolph Leberl — two composers of orchestral, piano and vocal music whose guitar works are now coming to light. Their music was ignored by Andrés Segovia, a mid-century guitarist who shaped repertoire tastes during his career, rejecting German romanticism in favor of Spanish nationalism. The re-discovery of music by Leberl and Rebay is an important aspect of the repertoire, mirroring the music of Brahms, Grieg and Schumann.

Alexander Dunn has performed to enthusiastic audiences around the globe. He has been a featured soloist with the CBC Vancouver Radio Orchestra, Victoria Symphony, Victoria Chamber Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, La Jolla Symphony, Malaga Sinfonico, New England Symphony, and many major US orchestras. Dr. Dunn holds a Master’s Degree in Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a PhD in Musicology from the University of California, San Diego. His international outreach includes work with the Artist Protection Fund in bringing the Orontes Guitar Quartet from Syria to Canada. Dr. Dunn is a member of the College of Examiners for the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, a board member of the Guitar Foundation of America, director of the Summer Guitar Academy, president of the Victoria Guitar Society, and currently heads what is considered one of Canada’s top guitar programs at the University of Victoria.

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Alexander Dunn (Classical Guitar)

B.Mus. M.Mus. (San Francisco Conservatory); Ph.D. in Musicology, (University of California). Alumnus of Aspen Music School and Hochschule Mozarteum. Taught at San Francisco Conservatory, San Diego Mesa College and University of California. Finalist in International Guitar Competition (Toronto). Recipient of San Diego Fellowship and MUSICA grant fro... more info