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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Nov. 3, 2010

Madraliers to perform Nov. 11 with classical guitarist Douglas Niedt

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Madraliers of Northwest Missouri State University will present a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Charles Johnson Theater in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.

The concert will feature guest artist Douglas Niedt, a classical guitarist who is head of the guitar program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. Niedt will perform seven pieces as a soloist in addition to performing with the Madraliers.

Among the pieces Niedt will perform with the Madraliers is "Romancero Gitano" by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

"The text for the piece is Spanish poetry by Frederico Garcia Lorca," Madraliers Conductor Dr. Brian Lanier said. "It is a fantastic piece of music, and the collaboration with the guitar is a wonderful experience."

The concert program also includes "So, I'll Sing With My Voice," by Dominick Argento; "Sicut cervus," by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; "A Little Pretty Bonny Lass," by John Farmer; "Danny Boy," arranged by Joseph Flummerfelt; and "My Spirit Sang All Day," by Gerald Finzi.

A St. Louis native, Niedt began his study of the guitar at age 7 and received later education at the Juilliard School and the Segovia Master Classes in Spain, and with Christopher Parkening, Narciso Yepes and Jorge Morel. He has appeared before audiences across the country, prompting one critic to write that the "wealth of sound and the dynamic finesse which he elicits from the guitar promise to make him a worthy companion of the few great guitarists such as Andres Segovia and Julian Bream."

The Madraliers, consisting of 38 members, is a highly select vocal ensemble that performs music spanning the 16th century through contemporary composers. A highlight of its fall season is the annual Yuletide Feaste, which will be 6:30 p.m., Dec. 3 and 4, in the J.W. Jones Student Union.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468