BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Avanti Guitar Trio (AGT) will perform a guest recital Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. at Illinois Wesleyan University’s
Evelyn Chapel (1301 Park St., Bloomington). The free concert is open to the public.
Rooted in the classical guitar tradition and thriving in the modern era, AGT performs
an eclectic repertoire including music from the Renaissance through Romantic eras,
music from Spain and Latin America, and arrangements of folk tunes, pop music and contemporary
compositions composed specifically for the trio of guitarists.The Feb. 15 program
will include works by Antonio Vivaldi, Martha Carlson-Horst, Isaac Albeniz, Benjamin
Verdery and Roddy Ellias.
Chicago-based AGT members are Thomas Clippert, Julie Goldberg and Wesley Hixson. Clippert
is a graduate of the Yale School of Music, and has performed with L’Opera Piccola,
Northwest Chicago String Quartet, Northwest Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the University
of Chicago New Music Ensemble. Goldberg received her doctorate in music performance
from Northwestern University and was named Guitarist of the Year by “Classical Guitar
Alive," an internationally broadcast radio program. Composer and guitarist Hixson
received his master’s of music degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts
at Roosevelt University, and has performed as a soloist at music festivals throughout
the United States.