Dr. Hill and students

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will begin the seventh year of the Troubadour Series concerts on Thursday, Sept. 21, featuring internationally acclaimed guitarist and composer James Marron.

Marron will perform original works from his recordings “Six Poems for the Angels” and “Spring Rising,” as well as works by Nikola Resanovic and Roger Zahab, at 6:30 p.m. in the Papadopoulos Building.

A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Marron has performed in Italy, France, Germany and throughout the United States. His compositions are included in the publication “The Contemporary Guitar - An Anthology of New Music,” published by Mel Bay.  His latest recording, “Six Poems for the Angels,” soon will be available from Berben Publishing in Italy. As co-founder of Marronprater Dance and Music Company, he has composed modern dance music that has been performed in New York, Toronto, Colorado, North Carolina, New Jersey and Ohio.

Radio performances include “Live at Hochstein” at WXXI in Rochester, N.Y., and “Not the Dead White Male Composer Series” at WCLV in Cleveland, Ohio. Currently, Marron is on the faculty of Ashland University and the University of Akron. He is a BMI affiliate composer. For more information visit www.jamesmarron.com.

These are the performances scheduled for the year:

Sept. 21 – James Marron
Oct. 9 – Agustin Maruri and Michael Kevin
Oct. 27 – Michael Bard and Corey Whitehead, flamenco and classical guitarists
Jan. 29 – Michael Nicolella
March 8 – 19th century guitar of Douglas James and Pasquale Rucco
April 10 – Carolina Pro Early Music Ensemble

All concerts except the first one (Sept. 21) are scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Papadopoulos Building.

The recitals are free to the Wofford community and to students; a small contribution is suggested for non-Wofford adults ($10) and senior citizens ($5).

For more information, contact Dr. Jhon Akers at (864) 597-4261, or go to http://webs.wofford.edu/akersjc.