Bloomsburg, a Commonwealth University
Guitarists of Trio Ghidorah to Perform at Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA (02/03/2022) — Bloomsburg University will host Trio Ghidorah, consisting of guitarists Ken Luk, Bernardo Marcondes and Erik Gibelyou, on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Carver Hall, K.S. Gross Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public. Masks are required.
Trio Ghidorah was formed while the members pursued their doctoral degrees at the Eastman School of Music. The trio focuses on creating arrangements for three guitars of music not originally written for the instrument, including works by Stravinsky, Mozart, and Philip Glass.
Trio Ghidorah's debut album, Dances and Fantasies, was released in March 2021. The recording includes the group's arrangements alongside works composed for three guitars by Paulo Bellinati, Stephen Dodgson, and Annette Kruisbrink. Selections from the album have been played on public radio.
The trio has performed frequently in the Rochester area and beyond, with concerts at the George Eastman Museum, the Little Theatre, the Eastman School of Music, Alfred University, and SUNY-Geneseo.
The concert at Bloomsburg University will include music from the classical canon, contemporary works, and Latin American music. Planned selections are: Fantasia - O Violeiro by John Dowland and Elomar Figueira Mello; Preludio (Introducao) from Bachianas Brasileiras No.4 by Heitor Villa-Lobos; Memorias de uma Viagem by Ariel Ramirez; Sonata No. 24 in D minor by Carlos Seixas; Consort Music for Three Guitars by Tobia Hume; Movements IV and VI from Philip Glass's String Quartet No. 3 Mishima; Verdades Falsas by Bernardo Marcondes; Piano pieces Melancolie and Habenera by Emmanuel Chabrier; and Baiao de Gude by Paulo Bellinati.
All three artists will also give a masterclass with our music students at 5 p.m. on Feb. 24 in the Haas Center for the Arts, room 166. These are also free and open to the public. The event is funded by a Curricular Enhancement award from the College of Liberal Arts.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 7,800 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.