Guitarist to perform at Sorrell Chapel

Published 11:19 pm Monday, November 11, 2013

A unique opportunity to hear a classical guitarist in concert will present itself at 7 p.m. Wednesday when Robert Gibson will perform at Sorrell Chapel.

The concert will be Gibson’s faculty recital and all who enjoy classical guitar are invited.

Gibson will perform “programmatic” works for solo guitar, including Zia” Myth and Folklore from New Mexico, Joseph V. Williams II (1979) and Nikita Koshkin’s “The Prince’s Toys” – The Mischievous Prince, The Mechanical Monkey, The Doll with Blinking Eyes, The Tin Soldiers, The Prince’s Coach and The Big Toy Parade.

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“This recital will be a real treat and a great introduction to classical music, especially if you like storytelling,” said Dr. John Jinright, Troy University music department. “Dr. Gibson selected his recital repertoire entirely from pieces of program music. These compositions were created to tell stories.”

Jinright said that the audience members will be invited to use their imagination to visualize the action.

“Film music is a good example,” Jinright said. “When you hear Darth Vader’s March or the Jaw’s Theme, the music is giving your imagination cues about the action that’s bound to happen. A great example is Disney’s Fantasia movie, which uses selections of program music to help tell the stories without words.”

Jinright said Sorrell Chapel is the ideal setting for Gibson’s recital.

“This will be a wonderful recital in a wonderful setting” he said. “I encourage everyone who enjoys music, and especially guitar music, to come. It will be a concert to remember.”