Guitar concert Feb. 3

Stetson University’s School of Music will present internationally renowned classical guitarist Stephen Robinson in concert on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Robinson will collaborate with a remarkable group of Stetson colleagues in performances of unusual combinations of instruments with guitar. Joining Robinson will be Routa Kroumovitch (violin), David Bjella (cello), Michael Rickman (piano), Lloyd Linney (soprano), Jean Ohlsson West (flute), Noel Painter (bongos), Lynn Musco (clarinet), Ann Adams (oboe), and Marja Kerney (vibraphone). The performance will take place in Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

In planning this eclectic program, Robinson has invited a group of his esteemed colleagues from Stetson’s School of Music to perform works from the standard guitar repertoire as well as new compositions from Robinson’s many friends in the classical music world. Traditional works featured on the program will include French guitarist/composer Francois de Fossa’s Trio for violin, cello and guitar, and Italian composer, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Fantasia for piano and guitar. Robinson will also perform two pieces by his good friend, Puerto Rican composer, Ernesto Cordero. These include Four Works for voice and guitar and the rarely performed Dinga y Mandinga for flute, cello, bongos, and guitar. Other selections include Benoit Albert’s Trio’ze (oboe, clarinet and guitar) and Jimmy van Heusen’s great jazz standard, Polkadots and Moonbeams in a wonderful arrangement for vibraphone and guitar by Roland Dyens.

Acclaimed by The New York Times for his “effortless virtuosity,” Robinson performs and conducts master classes at leading musical institutions and festivals worldwide. Of a recent performance,Soundboard Magazine wrote, “Anyone who has not heard Robinson play is missing one of America’s great guitarists, a performer of brilliance, elegance and lyricism.” His many recordings for Centaur, Lakeside and Clearnote Records have received unanimous critical acclaim from American Record GuideClassical GuitarOrlando Sentinel, Soundboard, Guitar Review, On the Air and Fanfare Magazine,and are noted for exhibiting “a brilliant display of musicianship” (Classical Guitar Magazine).Robinson is professor of music at Stetson University, where he is in his 29th year as the founding director of the Guitar Program.

General admission is $10; seniors and area students, $8; and $5 for area students. For more information, please call the School of Music Concert Line at (386) 822-8947, or the School of Music at (386) 822-8950;