Spanish Guitarist to Appear at SWOSU

Maestro Soler

Guitarist Maestro Soler of Barcelona, Spain, will present a recital on Monday, October 26, on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford.

The 5 p.m. recital will be held in Room 101 of the Ed and Winnie Ola Berrong Music Hall. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

The international guest artist's visit to SWOSU is part of Hispanic Heritage Month and sponsored by the SWOSU College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Language & Literature, Sigma Delta Pi and Department of Music.

His recital is divided into two parts: the first he presents, like a musical rainbow, some of the most representative composers from Spain and Latin American and the second part gives the audience an international panorama of the contemporary music for guitar.

Soler will also present a guitar master class on Sunday, October 25, at 7 p.m. and a musical lecture on Monday, October 26, at 2 p.m., both in Room 101 of the Music Hall.

Known as "The Poet of the Guitar", Soler's wide international activity as a performer has brought critics to hail him as one of the most notable names of the guitar world.

He has recorded the CD Guitar Collection of Francesc de Paula Soler for Mel Bay Publications (US) and has published with Mel Bay and "Casa Beethoven Publicacions", "Catalana d'Edicions Musicals", "Clivis Publicacions", "Editorial Tenora" and "Editorial Boileau" (Spain).

Additional information is available by calling Dr. Cynthia Pena at 580.774.7052 or