Beijing Guitar Duo will perform the 2022 John and Trudy Watson Classical Guitar Series concert at Arkansas Tech University on Thursday, Sept. 29.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Witherspoon Auditorium, 407 West Q Street in Russellville. Admission will be free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the John and Trudy Watson Annual Classical Guitar Series Endowment and the ATU Department of Music.
Beijing Guitar Duo is Meng Su and Yameng Wang. They are natives of Qingdao, China. Su is past champion of the Vienna Youth Guitar Competition and the Christopher Parkening Guitarist Competition. Wang was 12 years old when she became the youngest musician to win the Tokyo International Guitar Competition. Two years later, Wang was invited by Radio Paris to perform at the Paris International Guitar Art Week.
Su and Wang regularly collaborate with orchestras as well as in ensemble with flutist Marina Piccinini, guitarists Grigoryan Brothers and their mentor Manuel Barrueco. Beijing Guitar Duo regularly tours Europe, Australia, Asia and the United States.
Pieces scheduled for performance during the Sept. 29 concert at ATU include “Two Sonatas” by Domenico Scarlatti, “Valses Poéticos” by Enrique Granados, “Five Bagatelles” by William Walton, “Mazurka Apasionada” and “Contemplacion” by Agustín Barrios Mangoré, “Nina Hua” by Chen Yi and “Tango Suite” by Astor Piazzolla.
The annual classical guitar concert at ATU is made possible through the generosity of Dr. John W. Watson, distinguished professor of mathematics and former vice president for academic affairs at ATU, and his wife, Trudy.
Those wishing to provide additional support for the series may do so with gifts to the Arkansas Tech University Foundation by calling (479) 968-0400.
Call (479) 968-0368 or visit www.atu.edu/music to learn more about the ATU Department of Music.