News release fro ABAC
TIFTON –The First Tuesday Concert at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on Feb. 2 will feature guitarist Francois Fowler. He will perform both original pieces and selections from Carlo Domeniconi, Paulo Bellinati, Nikita Koshkin, and others.
The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the ABAC Chapel of All Faiths. Tickets for the performance can be purchased at the door. The cost is $3 for adults and $1 for students. ABAC students are admitted free with ID. Patrons of the Arts and Entertainment Series can attend at no charge. An art exhibit will be held in the ABAC music building immediately after the concert.
Fowler has performed all over the United States and Canada. In 2002, he released his world premiere recording of Canadian composer Jacques Hetu's "Concerto pour guitar et orchestre a cordes, Op. 56". He has a new release titled "Nocturne", which features selections by Hetu, Swiss composer Hans Haug, and American composer Brian Head.
He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Ottawa in 1996, where he was the first guitarist to be awarded the Isobel Firestone Performance Scholarship. In 2002 he received his Doctorate in Music from Florida State University.
In the summers of 1992 – 1996, Fowler attended the renowned Domaine Forget Academie de Musique in Quebec. He now serves as a faculty member at the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University. He is a former faculty member at Darton College in Albany.
The First Tuesday Concert Series takes place on five selected first Tuesdays during the academic year. Dr. Susan Roe, associate professor of voice at ABAC, directs the series. For more information, contact Roe at (229) 391-4943.