Guest Aritst Recital: Paul Grove

Thursday, February 11 2010 at 7:30 PM


Classical guitarist Paul Grove will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Administration Building, University Auditorium.

Grove is a faculty member at Gonzaga University in Spokane and at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene. He studied under renowned guitarists Manuel Barrueco and Aaron Shearer and collaborated with Shearer to produce the influential book, “Learning the Classical Guitar.”

Grove has performed internationally, and collaborated with British composer Michael Tippet, American composers Guenther Schuller and Dan Asia, and Brazilian composer Marlos Nobre.

He promises a performance that feeds both heart and mind: “I play music that soothes the soul and challenges the mind,” said Grove. “The present world is relatively noisy; the ancient voice of the guitar speaks to it. The classical guitar is a gentle but powerful voice.”

Grove will perform works by Torroba, Sir Michael Tippett and Leo Brouwer, among other selections.

“It is a very melodic and dynamic choice of repertoire,” said classical guitarist James Reid, professor of music at University of Idaho. “Anyone who enjoys guitar music will find this to be a very intimate and entertaining recital.”

Tickets are available only at the door. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. This concert counts towards the faculty/guest recital requirement for MusX 140 Convocation. For more information, contact the School of Music at (208) 885-6231.