SUU Hosts Concert by Dr. James Buckland

Published: March 20, 2017 | Author: Ashley Pollock | Read Time: 2 minutes

James BucklandThe Department of Music at Southern Utah University will host a special guest on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. In the Thorley Recital Hall of the Music Building on SUU’s campus, Dr. James Buckland will perform a unique guitar concert. Buckland reaches into the past for his concert pieces and performs on instruments that are historically accurate for the 19th century. Admission is free and open to the general public.

Dr. James Buckland is Adjunct Professor of Music at Presbyterian College. He received his training at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada), the University of Toronto, the University of Akron, and the University of South Carolina.  Dr. Buckland also graduated with honors from the Guitar Institute of Technology jazz program in Hollywood, CA. Dr. Buckland conducted post-doctoral research on nineteenth-century performance practice in cooperation with Paolo Pugliese, Claudio Maccari, and the Academia Internazionale della Musica in Milan. He is co-founder of Ludlamshöhle, a chamber ensemble dedicated to nineteenth-century music.

Dr. Roland Stearns, Adjunct Professor of Guitar and Lute at SUU, said, “I first met James Buckland while heading the guitar program at the University of Anchorage AK. Professor Buckland is the only person alive right now, whom I've heard of, who has the knowledge and talents both to make his own guitars based on historical surviving instruments and play them at such high levels in concert. Although the history is much more complex than a simple paragraph can describe, the guitar in 1800 A.D. was rather different than modern instruments.”

The performance will include pieces from Mauro Giuliani’s Rossinaine, Niccolo Paganini’s Caprices, Napoléon Coste’s La Source Du Lyson. Dr. Buckland performs on the terz guitar as well as the conventional concert guitar. His CD, Sonatas and Fantasias for Guitar has won critical acclaim... “a rare and exceptional recording...very operative influence with blistering arpeggios and cadenzas. Top notch Highly recommended.” –EarlyRomanticGuitar

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