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McNeese Presents Guest Guitar Recital

McNeese Presents Guest Guitar Recital

(April 12, 2017) The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a free guest recital featuring guitarist Javier Olondo at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Tritico Theatre.

The recital will alsJavier Olondoo feature Jay Kacherski on guitar, as well as accompaniments by guitarists Forest Mannan, Henry Diggins, Ted Romero and Sean Stone-Ashe.

Olondo will be performing the works of numerous composers: “Canciones del Calendario (Songs for the Calendar)” by Eduardo Martin; “Suite del Recuerdo” by José Luis Merlin; “Cedro Blanco” by Leonardo Coral; “Una Limosna por el amor de Dios” by A. Barrios Mangore; “Bi Ca Hy Vọng (Faith in the Future)” by Văn Ký; “Fantasia 7” by John Dowland; and “Fuga No. 1” by Leo Brouwer, as well as a number of selections from Isaac Albeniz, J.S. Bach and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Born in Houston, Texas, Olondo began his musical studies in Barcelona, Spain, in 1977. In 1980 he moved to Havana, Cuba, where he continued his studies in guitar at the Conservatory Manuel Saumell. At the age of 13, Olondo debuted as a soloist in Havana’s first International Guitar Festival.
He graduated top of his class from the Escuela Nacional de Musica and was the recipient of the Titulo de Oro (Golden Title Award). Upon completion of his studies in 1991 from Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, he moved to Europe after he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Hochschule fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, where he received the title of Magister in Arts specializing in guitar.
Olondo has recorded three critically acclaimed albums and teaches classical guitar at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is the director of the Cuban band AsheSon and host of the popular TV show, "Que Pasa New Orleans.”
Mannan and Diggins are Tulane students, Romero is a McNeese alumnus and Stone-Ashe is a student of Kacherski.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at