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SMTD@UMMA: The Andalusian Guitar
Presented in conjunction with the UMMA exhibition Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, celebrated classical guitarist Matthew Ardizzone returns to Ann Arbor with repertoire exploring the Arab influence in Spanish guitar music. Until the late fifteenth century Andalusia, the Spanish region under Islamic rule, was a place where European, gypsy, Jewish, African, and Arabic cultures all met. This period also saw the development of the guitar’s predecessor, the Spanish vihuela. The Andalusian musical legacy, heard in the works of featured composers Isaac Albéniz and Francisco Tárrega, continues to enrich compositions for classical guitar to the present day.
The SMTD@UMMA performance series is made possible in part by the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund.
The exhibition Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art was organized by The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, which is also providing generous support for its presentation at UMMA and national tour. Additional lead support for UMMA’s installation is provided by the University of Michigan Health System and the University of Michigan Office of the President. Other generous support is provided by the Monroe-Brown Foundation Discretionary Fund for Outreach to the State of Michigan, the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund, and the University of Michigan Center for South Asian Studies, CEW Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund, Department of the History of Art, Institute for Research on Women & Gender, Institute for the Humanities, Islamic Studies Program, and the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.
Friday, 31 January, 2014
University of MichiganMuseum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354