Dieter Hennings Plays Trigos and Ruders Concertos at Oberlin
Dieter Hennings, guitar professor at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, and a guitarist with an increasing reputation in new-music circles, found himself at Oberlin again this week. This time, he was here to take advantage of our remarkable new recording facility, Clonick Hall, for a premiere recording of the Guitar Concerto No. 1 by Mexican composer, Juan Trigos (his school awarded him a grant for the purpose). While in town, the ensemble gave the piece a run-through on stage with the Oberlin Sinfonietta. Conductor of the group and of our renowned Contemporary Music Ensemble, and resident genius, Tim Weiss, took advantage of Dieter's presence for a reading of the terrific Psalmodies by Poul Ruders, performed a few days later. We had a new-guitar-concerto-festival!
Bravo, Dieter and Tim, for wonderful readings of these important, difficult pieces!
Here is Dieter with the Oberlin Sinfonietta, Tim Weiss at the baton, in our gorgeous large performance space, Warner Concert Hall:
And here, a few days later, is Dieter playing Psalmodies with a similar ensemble, also conducted by Tim Weiss:
And here are the programs in full: