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Guitar Series Brings French Duo to LMU Campus

Event date: Friday, October 16, 2009, from 2:13 PM to 2:13 PM

World-class guitar music returns to Loyola Marymount University as the Department of Music presents the 11th annual Guitar Series and Master Class. This year, the French duo Judicaël Perroy and Jérémy Jouve will perform in concert Nov. 1 and offer a public seminar Nov. 2.

“Judicaël Perroy and Jérémy Jouve are part of a new generation of young virtuosi, pushing the envelope of what is possible with the classical guitar,” said Michael Miranda, who coordinates the instrumental music program, directs the LMU Guitar Ensembles and teaches music history.guitar ensemble

Perroy and Jouve have each won many awards and accolades, and they have appeared on the top stages in the musical world. As a duet, they have garnered critical acclaim. Their repertoire spans Baroque to contemporary, with a special strength in the work of French composers.

LMU’s Guitar Series and Master Class combination gives the university’s guitar students a chance to hear and study with prominent instrumentalists. Concerts take place in Murphy Recital Hall, “an intimate hall, acoustically perfect for the guitar,” Miranda said.

The Department of Music, which offers a concentration in classical guitar, plays a part in the wider guitar community in Los Angeles, Miranda said. The department’s guitar component often shares resources with the programs at larger universities, such as UCLA, USC and Cal State Northridge.

“LMU’s guitar students are nurtured in a wonderfully unique environment,” said Miranda, “studying the instrument intensively in weekly lessons with renowned LMU faculty member Martha Masters, as well as being exposed to a wide variety of some of the best players the world through the LMU Guitar Concert and Master Class Series.  All of this within an encouraging and caring atmosphere.” 

For more information about the concert and master class and to purchase tickets, click here.

Posted Oct. 19, 2009