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Feb. 21, 2001
OSWEGO -- Dr. Russell Guyver, a well-known performer on the viola, teacher and conductor, will play a recital accompanied by Juan F. La Manna of SUNY Oswego's music faculty at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in Faith United Church on Fitzgibbons Drive, next to Oswego Middle School.
Guyver's appearance is made possible by SUNY Oswego's music department and Artswego. Admission will be free.
As a violist, Guyver has played in many orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, English National Opera, Royal Ballet and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela. He has frequently appeared as conductor, soloist and chamber musician on three continents and as guest artist at several annual music festivals in the United States.
In 1984 Guyver co-founded the String Orchestra of the Rockies, a professional chamber orchestra based in Montana. He served as the ensemble's music director for three years.
Also active as a composer, he received an Emmy Award for his score of a PBS docudrama on the life of painter Sidney Lawrence.
Guyver has taught on the faculties of the University of Montana, University of Alaska and Truman State University before his appointment in 1997 to the University of Northern Colorado.
A native of England, Guyver pursued studies at the Guildhall School of Music in London and received a doctorate of musical arts in conducting from the University of Kansas, where he studied with Brian Priestman.
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