Upcoming Guitar Houston Events ‘Strike a Chord’ With LSC-Montgomery Students, Community
Published on: January 30, 2013
Highly-acclaimed jazz dou Kim Prevost and Bill Solley will be performing February 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the college’s Recital Hall. The two have traveled around the world performing in various concert venues and music festivals.
Lone Star College-Montgomery has continued it partnership with Guitar Houston this spring to bring fantastic performances and creative student learning opportunities to campus
It all begins on Friday, February 8, when the community is invited to a concert featuring the highly-acclaimed jazz duo Kim Prevost and Bill Solley, at 7:30 p.m., in the Recital Hall, located in the college’s Music Hall (Building H). The concert is $10 for general admission, $5 for students and faculty with a valid ID, and free to all LSC-Montgomery Guitar Club members.
Then, the following weekend, Guitar Houston will return to LSC-Montgomery to conduct a master class with the students, featuring Polish Guitarist Lukasz Juropaczewski, on Sunday, February 17, from 12-3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
“As part of its mission, Guitar Houston focuses on education by connecting guest artists with area students,” said Kris Chapman, professor of music at LSC-Montgomery. “This collaboration allows our students to learn from and work with renowned performers. During the visits, students perform for the other guitarists and receive comments and feedback to better help their technique and performance.”
Vocalist Kim Prevost and guitarist Bill Solley will be performing a variety of songs during the concert. The duo has been traveling around the country, performing in several music festivals including Sedona Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and the Umbria Jazz Festival. In 1999, the duo won the “BET on Jazz” Discovery Award.
Guitar Houston is a membership organization that brings together classical guitar aficionados for live performances, lectures, activities, and master classes. The group supports worthy and talented developing artists and provides the greater Houston area with cultural enrichment.
The collaboration between Guitar Houston and LSC-Montgomery began when David Barfield, founder of Guitar Houston, began taking lessons from Alejandro Montiel, adjunct professor of guitar at LSC-Montgomery. Both realized that such collaboration, along with the creation of a Guitar Club, would be valuable tools for guitar students.
For ticket reservations, contact David Barfield at (281) 367-9060. For more information about the guitar events offered this spring or any of the events in LSC-Montgomery’s music department, visit www.LoneStar.edu/music-montgomery
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit http://www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery
With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit www.LoneStar.edu