UNCW New Music Festival Master Class: Andrew York

Friday, March 23, 2018
1:00 PM
Cultural Arts CA1075 Beckwith Recital Hall
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Music Dept.
Seymour, Ann
Department of Music

Free master class with guitarist/composer Andrew York. 

Grammy winner Andrew York’s compositions blend the styles of ancient eras with modern musical directions, creating music that is at once vital, multi-leveled and accessible. York received a Grammy as a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. His compositions have been featured on Grammy-winning recordings: on Jason Vieaux’s Play, featuring York’s composition Sunburst; and Sharon Isbin’s Journey to the New World, featuring Andecy. In 2006, York recorded and performed with the Atlanta Symphony for the opera Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov. The recording of Ainadamar (Deutsche Gramophone) won two Grammy awards. York has released numerous recordings, including the 2010 Centerpeace, featuring individual collaborations with guitarist Andy Summers, and pianists Mitsuko Kado and Allaudin Mathieu. York’s solo recording, Yamour, garnered the number one spot in Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s “Essential Recordings of 2012” by editor Teja Gerken. A new recording will be released in summer 2018, including York’s new hit Home and the 26-minute suite, The Equations of Beauty, based on mathematics, both performed Friday night. His compositions have been recorded by guitar luminaries John Williams and Christopher Parkening, Sharon Isbin, Jason Vieaux, and Japanese pianist Mitsuko Kado.  

Admission is free. Tickets and registration are not needed to attend.


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Directions to the Cultural Arts building, located at 5270 Randall Drive:
(The Cultural Arts building is designated as “CA” and is on the left hand side of the map, just above midpoint.)
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