19th-century compositions for guitar and piano rescheduled for Feb. 20
BOONE—Guitarist James Buckland and pianist Karen Wisser Buckland will present a free recital Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.
The event has been rescheduled because of winter conditions predicted for the original concert date of Feb. 13.
Buckland is an adjunct professor of guitar at Presbyterian College. He received his training at the University of Toronto, the University of Akron and the University of South Carolina. He conducted post-doctoral research on 19th-century performance practice at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan.
As a guest clinician, Buckland has lectured and/or performed at the Guitar Foundation of America Convention, the Great Lakes Guitar Festival, the Symposium on Guitar and Improvisation and the Guild of American Luthiers Convention. He premiered his reconstruction of the “Second Concerto, Op. 36, for Terz Guitar and String Orchestra” by Maro Giuliani with Sinfonia de Camera.
A luthier, Buckland builds guitars primarily in the 19th-century style, using original tools, materials and techniques.
Karen Wisser Buckland is an associate professor of music and director of keyboard studies at Presbyterian College. She is the artistic director of the annual Presbyterian College Piano Clinic and the Orval Oleson Performance Competition.
She holds degrees from Mansfield University and the University of South Carolina. Active as a soloist and collaborator, adjudicator and guest lecturer, Buckland has performed throughout the Southeast, Pennsylvania, Washington, Alaska and Canada. She is cofounder, with her husband, James, of Ludlamshöhle, a chamber ensemble dedicated to 19th-century music.