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David Starobin on Tour

Guitarist David Starobin and percussionist David Colson will be performing three concerts in California. The duo will give the world premiere of David Colson's "Medusa's Eye" and Poul Ruders's "New Rochelle Suite". They will also perform David Starobin's "Three Places in New Rochelle". David Starobin will play recent solo works by Elliott Carter, Gunther Schuller, Paul Lansky, Tania León, David Dzubay.

The scheduled concerts are:

November 2, 2005
7:30 PM
California State University at Chico
Ruth Roland-Taylor Recital Hall (PAC 134)
Free and open to the public

November 4, 2005
8:00 PM
California State University at Sacramento
Capistrano Hall 151
(916) 278-5155

November 5, 2005
8:00 PM
Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Bridges Hall of Music

David Starobin has received worldwide acclaim as one of the leading guitar virtuosos of our time. The 54 year old American guitarist's performances and recordings have pioneered both a new repertoire for the instrument and a re-evaluation of the guitar's nineteenth century repertoire, especially as performed on period guitars. More than 300 compositions has been dedicated to Starobin by composers including Elliott Carter, George Crumb, Poul Ruders, and Gunther Schuller. His most recent solo CD is "Fernando Sor: Les plus belles pages" (BRIDGE 9166).

Composer, conductor and percussionist David Colson has performed throughout the USA, frequently conducting performances of new music. From 1994-2000 he was Music Director of the Chico Symphony Orchestra, and as a percussionist he has performed with numerous ensembles including the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Sacramento Symphony Orchestera, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theater. Colson's latest recording (conductor) is of George Crumb's "Ancient Voices of Children" (BRIDGE 9170).

For further information, contact:
Becky Starobin
Bridge Records Management
www.BridgeRecords.com