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WorldStrides for APT presents

US Guitar Orchestra featuring Xavier Jara

Thursday | July 7 2022 | 7:30 pm


Free student tickets are available. Call the box office at 212 501 3330 or purchase at the window.

The Aaron Shearer Foundation is pleased to present the 2nd US Guitar Orchestra. After a competitive audition process, members of the USGO were carefully chosen from a group of elite classical guitarists across the US.  World renowned guitarist Xavier Jara will be the 2022 guest artist performing world premieres by Kevin Callahan and Alan Hirsh. The concert also features works by Michael Hedges and Mark Charles Smith. Conductor, Dr. Kami Rowan, will lead the orchestra on a tour of Spain following the Merkin Hall premiere. The USGO is happy to welcome guest artists NJ Guitar Orchestra and NJMEA HS Honors Guitar Orchestra.

US Guitar Orchestra
Conductor Dr. Kami Rowan
Featuring Xavier Jara, soloist
Guest Artists NJMEA High School Honors Guitar Orchestra and NJ Guitar Orchestra

Andrew Forest—Joropo
Mark Houghton—Sailing Home
Olga Amelkina-Vera—Intermezzo
Andrew York—Playground
Olga Amelkina-Vera—Nebulae
Michael Hedges—Because It’s There (Alan Hirsh)
Mark Charles Smith —We Are All in This Together
Alan Hirsh—Encounters  I. On the Wind, II. In the Spirit (World Premiere)
Kevin Callahan—Myth of Persephone I. Descent. II. Search. III. Ascent (World Premiere)

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