Internationally renowned Amadeus Guitar Duo set to perform and teach at Florida State University

The FSU College of Music and the Classical Guitar Society of Tallahassee will present the internationally renowned Amadeus Guitar Duo featuring Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchhoff in concert on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm.  The performance will take place in Dohnanyi Recital Hall inside the Housewright Music Building at the corner of Copeland and Call Streets.  The Amadeus Duo will present two masterclasses on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm at the College of Music.  Admission to the concert is $10 general admission at the door, and the masterclasses will be free to audit.

Dale Kavanagh (Canada) & Thomas Kirchhoff (Germany) of the Amadeus Guitar Duo have been performing together since 1991.  Their program will feature music from Europe and South America and includes “Madrigal Suite” by the Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo, “Introduccion y Forreando Caprichoso” by the Bolivian composer Jaime M. Zenamon, and “Amasur” by Alfonso Montes (also Bolivian) as well as works by George Friedrich Händel (Germany) and Mario Gangi (Italy).

Favorites of Tallahassee audiences, the Amadeus Guitar Duo has appeared several times at FSU as guest artists.  Of their return engagement, Bruce Holzman, Associate Professor of Guitar at FSU said, “We are again lucky to have Dale and Thomas back to perform.  Each time they have played for us, the audiences have left wanting more.  Their performances are dynamic, exciting and are at the highest level of artistic achievement.”  Their stop at FSU is one of many in their 2014-2015 tour which includes performances in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, Austria, United States, South Korea, China, Thailand, England, Turkey, Romania, and Greece.  In addition to their extensive tours and recording schedule where they have produced 16 titles on the Haenssler-Classic FONO label, both Kavanagh and Kirchhoff teach at the Musikhochschule in Detmold, Germany and have established one of the largest classical guitar summer festivals in Iserlohn, Germany.

What:   Amadeus Guitar Duo in Concert
When: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 8 pm
Where: Dohnanyi Recital Hall, Housewright Music Building, FSU
Music of Rodrigo, Handel, Zenamon, Gangi, Kavanagh, Bach, and Montes
Cost:  $10 general admission at the door

What:  Amadeus Guitar Duo Masterclasses
When: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Where: 2 classes: (1) Lindsay Recital Hall in Keursteiner Music Building (KMU) & (2) Room 302 KMU
Cost:  Free to audit

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