The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra is excited to present their annual Free Community Concert at 8:00 pm on June 7, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Decatur. This concert will feature guitarist Rene Izquierdo performing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. The program includes Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture and selections from Bizet’s L’Arlesienne.
Mr. Izquierdo, a native from Cuba, graduated from the Guillermo Tomas, Amadeo Roldan Conservatory and Superior Institute of Art in Havana. In the United States, Mr. Izquierdo earned a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma degree from Yale University School of Music, where he studied with Benjamin Verdery. He has appeared as a guest soloist and in chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Cuba and Europe. He has shared the stage with prestigious guitarists including Eliot Fisk, Benjamin Verdery and Jorge Morel, as well as renowned flutist Ransom Wilson, soprano Lucy Shelton, David Jolley and Paquito d’Rivera. Renowned composers such as Jorge Morel and Carlos R. Rivera have dedicated works to him. Mr. Izquierdo is a recipient of numerous awards including the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition in 2004, Extremadura International Guitar Competition, Schadt String competition, Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition among others. He is currently a professor of classical guitar at the Wisconsin State University in Milwaukee and an active solo performer and chamber musician.
This concert is presented as a gift to the community through the generosity of the Decatur Tourism Bureau, Clairmont Oaks, Inc., Personal Care, Inc., The Champion (media sponsor), other Friends of Decatur Sponsors and the gracious hospitality of First Baptist Church Decatur.
First Baptist of Decatur is located at 308 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur. If you have any questions or would like further information you may contact us at 678-891-3565 or visit the DSO website at www.dekalbsymphony.org. No tickets are required for admission.