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Music Department Presents Guitar Concert

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 1, 2008) - The SUNY Plattsburgh department of music presents a concert featuring the Guitar Ensemble with students from the studio of Michael Angelo Fratino on Wednesday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, on the corner of Cornelia and Beekman streets.

Admission is free but due to limited seating, tickets are required. Tickets may be picked up at the Angell College Center desk on campus. For more information please call the Performing Arts Information Line at 518-564-2283.

The concert features pieces from a variety of musical styles including contemporary, jazz and classical. Students will perform as soloists, in duos, and in the larger Guitar Ensemble. Percussionist Eric Reeves, a student in his senior year, will appear with the group as guest artist.

Guitar instructor Michael Angelo Fratino has been teaching in the music department at SUNY Plattsburgh since 2002. He directs the Guitar Ensemble, instructs students at his studio and teaches several guitar classes. Each semester the program's guitarists and Guitar Ensemble give a public performance in Krinovitz Recital Hall. Fratino promotes all styles of guitar playing, including popular, jazz, classical, rock and contemporary guitar techniques. He also encourages students to find their own voices by designing the program to suit and make use of each individual's technical abilities.

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