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Faculty Member to Present Guitar Recital

MARCH 10, 2006--University of Wisconsin-River Falls music department faculty member Joseph Hagedorn will perform a solo recital on March 23 at 8 p.m. in the Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. The event is free and open to the public.

The program will consist of music by Spanish composers Joaquin Rodrigo and Antonio Jose, Argentina composer Alberto Ginastera and American composer Frederic Hand.

Hagedorn's career was launched when he won the 1990 Guitar Foundation of America solo competition. He has maintained an active performing schedule as a soloist and a chamber musician. His appearances have taken him to more than 25 American cities and to Canada.

Most recently, Hagedorn has been touring extensively with the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, which has released three CDs. During the 2004-06, MGQ has presented concerts, master classes and educational programs in 18 states including performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra.

Hagedorn also arranges large catalogs of transcriptions for guitar quartet, flute and guitar, and violin and guitar. In 1995 he was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship.

Hagedorn received his bachelor of music degree from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. He has been a member of the UW-River Falls music department faculty since 1998.


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