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Professor of guitar to perform recital of Spanish, South American music

Stanley Yates, professor of music at Austin Peay State University, will present a guitar recital Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the Concert Hall of the Music/Mass Communication Building.
Stanley Yates, professor of music at Austin Peay State University, will present a guitar recital Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the Concert Hall of the Music/Mass Communication Building.

The program will be devoted to music from Spain and South America and will feature music by Spanish baroque guitarist Santiago de Murcia, early 20th century Spanish composers Enrique Granados and Manuel de Falla, Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla and Brazilian composers Heitor Villa-Lobos and Baden Powell de Aquino. Yates will be assisted by APSU percussion professor David Steinquest on melodic, vibraphone and Latin percussion.

The music of Baden Powell de Aquino is rarely played due to the fact that very little of it has been published. Yates will perform a number of pieces he has transcribed from the Brazilian guitarist's recordings.

Yates recently returned from two trips to Romania, where he was filmed for a documentary aired on national television. He also gave two performances broadcast live from the National Radio Hall in Bucharest, and he recently received a Distinguished Artist Award from Bergen College New Jersey.
Wednesday's concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Yates at 931-221-7351 or yatess@apsu.edu. -- Charles Booth