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Wofford begins 5th year of Troubadour Series concerts

Monday, September 20, 2004

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College begins the fifth year of the Troubadour Series, featuring internationally acclaimed classical guitarists. This year’s seven programs include the elite of the guitar world, with an international focus.

Artists from Germany, Croatia, France, Russia, Serbia and the United States will share the stage from September through April, beginning Thursday, Sept. 23, with the Berlin duo of German flautist Thea Nielson and German-Iranian guitarist Oliver Fartach-Naini, who just released their “Ex Oriente Lux” CD. Their concert will be at 7 p.m. in Wofford’s Papadopoulos Building.

From prodigies to professors, professionals and program directors, the guitarists bring together the Southeast’s strongest guitar performance series.

These are the performances scheduled for the year:

Thursday, Sept. 23 – Berlin Duo of Flute and Guitar – Thea Nielson and Oliver Fartach-Naini (www.flute-guitar.de)

Wednesday, Sept. 29 – Ana Vidovic (www.anavidovic.com)

Friday, Oct. 29 – Stephen Robinson (www.stephenrobinsonguitar.com)

Tuesday, Jan. 11 – Polina Ravdel

Thursday, Feb. 12 – Jérémy Jouve (www.guitarfoundation.org/tour/#bio)

Thursday, March 17 – Petar Jankovic (www.petarjankovic.com)

Friday, April 22 – North Carolina School of the Arts Guitarists (www.ncarts.edu)

All concerts except the last one (April 22) are scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Papadopoulos Building; the April 22 concert will be at 4 p.m. in the Sandor Teszler Library.

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

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