FSU to Present Sise and Edwards in Classical Guitar Recital as Part of Faculty/Guest Artist Series
As part of its Faculty/Guest Artist Series, the Frostburg State University Department of Music will present classical guitar duo Patrick J. Sise and Mark Edwards performing solos and duets in concert on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.
Sise, who teaches guitar at FSU, will perform “Prelude No. 1 in E Minor” by Heitor Villa-Lobos and “Serenata Espanola” by Joaquin Malats, and Edwards will perform selections from “Sonata, Op. 77 ‘Omaggio a Boccherini’” by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The duo will next perform “Overture” to Gioachino Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia” by Mauro Giuliani; selections from “Drei Intermezzi, Op. 117” by Johannes Brahms and arranged by Sise; four “Keyboard Sonatas” by Domenico Scarlatti, arranged by Julian Gray and Ronald Pearl; “Mirage” by David Leisner; and “The Magic Circle” and “The Miller’s Dance” by Manuel de Falla, also arranged by Gray and Pearl.
Sise is a recent graduate of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in guitar performance, and is pursuing a master’s degree in guitar performance and performance pedagogy under the tutelage of Gray. He has performed at various venues throughout the Northeast. Sise site coordinates for the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Baltimore City Veterans Hospital where he performs monthly. He also teaches weekly in Bowie, Md., and is a teacher for the Face to Face Guitar program, an organization that gives free lessons to Baltimore’s inner-city elementary school students. Sise is an active member of the Creative Access, a student-run volunteer outreach performance program.
Edwards graduated magna cum laude from Columbus State University’s Honors Program, and recently graduated with a master’s in guitar performance and guitar pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of Music, studying with a full scholarship with Gray. He has been performing since the age of 14 and competing since he was 13. Edwards has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Italy and Germany. He has earned 28 top prizes in the U.S. and Canada, and since spring 2000, he has been featured on six recordings. Edwards regularly participates in Creative Access.
For more information, contact the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Pealer Recital Hall, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg