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Guitarist Lawrence Green to showcase South American composers in Feb. 9 recital

Lawrence Green, Brigham Young University’s resident guitar faculty member, will be performing with baritone Arden Hopkin in a recital Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. in the Museum of Art Auditorium. Admission is free. 

Green will be performing a dozen classical guitar pieces featuring music by South American composers, including solo guitar performances and five duets with Hopkin.

The works include “Sons de Carrilhões” by João Teixeira Guimarães, “Nortena” by Jorge Gomez Crespo, “Aires de la Tierra” by Tulio Peramo, “Bésame mucho” by Consuelo Velázquez and others.

Green is fluent in many guitar styles including classical, rock, jazz and country. He earned degrees in music performance from BYU and Arizona State University and is the author of several guitar instructional books. Born in Washington, D.C., Green grew up in the Maryland and D.C. suburbs playing in rock and blues bands as he studied classical guitar.

He has also performed with the Utah Symphony, Utah Valley Symphony, American Fork Symphony, Tacoma Youth Symphony and is in demand as a chamber player and soloist.

He is a senior lecturer in the School of Music at BYU, where he has been teaching guitar methods since 1982. He teaches more than 700 students a year and developed the school’s guitar program.

For more information about this recital, contact Lawrence Green at (801) 422-3275 or lrmusic57@gmail.com. For more information about Green and his guitar method, visit greatbigguitar.com.

Writer: Preston Wittwer

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