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New Alvaro Gomez Music Foundation named for APSU director of orchestral activities

A faculty member in the Austin Peay State University Department of Music has received an international honor.

Alvaro Gomez, director of orchestral activities and string specialist, received notice recently that a new art foundation has been named in his honor.

According to a letter from the Alvaro Gomez Music Foundation Management, the foundation is being established with the cooperation of the worldwide violin virtuoso Alvaro Gomez with his music colleagues of the European Union and, above all, the Czech Republic.
A faculty member in the Austin Peay State University Department of Music has received an international honor.

Alvaro Gomez, director of orchestral activities and string specialist, received notice recently that a new art foundation has been named in his honor.

According to a letter from the Alvaro Gomez Music Foundation Management, the foundation is being established with the cooperation of “the worldwide violin virtuoso Alvaro Gomez with his music colleagues of the European Union and, above all, the Czech Republic.”

With participation of cultural representatives from the Czech Republic and the European Union, the Alvaro Gomez Music Foundation will hold its inaugural concert on Nov. 5, 2007, in the Lokkovicky Palace of the Prague Castle.

Prior to coming to APSU, Gomez was on the music faculty of the University of Florida, Rollins College, University of Chile-Santiago and University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

Gomez has performed as a soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the world, including Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Israel, Canada and the U.S. He has served as concertmaster of the Chilean Philharmonic, Graunke (Germany) Orchestra, Chilean National Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Brevard Symphony and Orlando Symphony.

Prior to traveling to Prague to give an opening address at the inaugural concert Nov. 5, Gomez will present a solo recital on violin and viola at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

Pianist Michael Rickman will join Gomez in concert, and they will perform works by Robert Schumann, Mikhail Glinka, Frank Bridge, Sergei Prokkofiev and Maurice Ravel.

For more information, contact Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu, chair of the APSU Department of Music, by telephone at (931) 221-7810. -- Dennie B. Burke