Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 pm
Minsky Recital Hall
University of Maine
Maine Public is a media sponsor of The Collins Center for the Arts' Chamber Music Series, including the Beijing Guitar Duo, performing in the Minsky Recital Hall on Sunday afternoon, April 14. Composed of guitarist Meng Su and Yameng Wang, the Beijing Guitar Duo has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Meng Su and Yameng Wang were born in the coastal city of Qingdao, China. They came to the partnership with exceptional credentials, including a string of competition awards. Ms. Su's honors include victories at the Vienna Youth Guitar Competition and the Christopher Parkening Young Guitarist Competition, while Ms. Wang was the youngest guitarist to win the Tokyo International Guitar Competition at the age of 12, and was invited by Radio France to perform at the prestigious Paris International Guitar Art Week at age 14. Both young artists had given solo recitals in China and abroad, and had made solo recordings before they formed the duo.
In addition to concertizing, the members of the duo share a love for teaching which brings them to major conservatories in the world for master classes and to judge competitions. Since 2011 they have been Artists-in-residence for the San Francisco Performances. This four-year residency program brings them to the Bay Area every year for community outreach, performances, and master classes in public schools as well as for the San Francisco Conservatory.
Two Sonatas by DOMENICO SCARLATTI
I. 173, L. 447 (arr. Alexandre Lagoya)
II. 141, L. 422 (arr. Beijing Guitar Duo)
Valses Poéticos by ENRIQUE GRANADOS
from Eight Memories in Watercolor, "op. 1" by TAN DUN
from Five Bagatelles by WILLIAM WALTON
Mazurka apasionada by AUGUSTÍN BARRIOS MANGORÉ
Nian Hua (Chinese New Year’s Paintings) by CHEN YI
Bajo la Palmera by ISAAC ALBÉNIZ
from Suite Retratos by RADAMÉS GNATTALI
Anacleto de Madeiros (Schottisch)
Chiquinha Gonzaga (Corta Jaca)
Maine Public Members are eligible for 15% off tickets to the performance. To take advantage of this special offer, please visit collinscenterforthearts.com and use the MPBN15 code when purchasing tickets. You can also call 800.622.TIXX and identify yourself as an Maine Public Member.
For more information on Beijing Guitar Duo and the entire 2018/2019 Collins Center for the Arts Chamber Music Series, please visit collinscenterforthearts.com.