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*** F O R IMMEDIATE R E L E A S E ***


On Saturday, March 21st, 2009, at 8:00 p.m., the Minnesota Guitar Society will present the Minnesota
debut of Turkish-born classical guitarist Cem Duruöz, in the next concert of our 2008–09 Sundin Hall
Concert Series. His program features a favorite by Giuliani, tangos by Piazzolla and others, and his own
compositions and arrangements of music based on traditional Turkish themes.
His concert will be followed on Sunday, March 22nd by a masterclass at MacPhail Center for
Music at 3 pm and a workshop at Dreamland Arts in St. Paul at 7 pm.

Turkish-born guitarist Cem Duruöz has performed


hundreds of concerts throughout Latin America,
Europe, Turkey, and the U.S.
He has recorded three solo CDs to international
critical acclaim. Duruöz won first prize in the
Turkish National Guitar Competition at the age of
17 and completed his graduate studies at The
Juilliard School with Sharon Isbin. An enthusiastic
educator, he now teaches guitar performance at
Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

WHAT: Concert by Turkish-born classical guitarist Cem Duruöz


WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 8:00 pm.
WHERE: Sundin Music Hall on the campus of Hamline University on Hewitt Avenue, one-half
block east of Snelling Ave in St. Paul. Free parking is available in lots directly east of the hall.
TICKETS: $22 general admission; $17 for Minnesota Guitar Society members, students, and
seniors. Tickets may be purchased a week in advance at Cadenza Music in St. Paul. Tickets can
also be reserved by phone by calling the Minnesota Guitar Society at 612-677-1151.
For concert information, call 612-677-1151 or email <editor@mnguitar.org>

WHAT: Masterclass by Turkish-born classical guitarist Cem Duruöz


WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 3:00 pm.
WHERE: MacPhail Center for Music, 501 South 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN
TICKETS: Masterclass is free to MacPhail families. $5 general admission.
For masterclass information, contact MacPhail Center for Music at 612-321-0100.

WHAT: Free workshop on Turkish music with Turkish-born classical guitarist Cem Duruöz.
The workshop will include general information about Turkish music as well as a demonstration
of the use of traditional Turkish music in contemporary compositions for classical guitar. There
will be time for question-and-answer.
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 7:00 pm.
WHERE: Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Ave. N. (north of I-94, about 6 blocks north of
University Ave.), St. Paul. Website: www.dreamlandarts.com
TICKETS: Admission is free. The workshop is open to all.
For workshop information, call 651-645-5506 or e-mail: info@dreamlandarts.com.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the
Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This activity is also made possible, in part,
by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council from an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature.