|Museum features David Burgess on Valentine's Day|
Guitarist David Burgess will perform at the North Dakota Museum of Art at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, as part of the Museum’s ongoing concert series. Burgess is establishing a reputation as an outstanding guitarist. He has won top honors in many international music competitions, including the Ponce International Competition in Mexico City, the Guitar ‘81 Competition in Toronto and the 31st International Music Competition in Munich.
Burgess began studying guitar at the Estudio de Arte Guitarristico in Mexico City, with Argentinean guitarist, Manuel Lopez Ramos. He later earned a Diploma di Merito, while receiving a full scholarship at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. After earning a bachelor of Music degree at the University of Washington, he was appointed guitar instructor at the University of Washington and the Cornish Institute of the Arts in Seattle, Wash. Burgess has performed solo recitals to critical acclaim throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East. As an orchestral soloist, he has performed with the American Chamber Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, the Philharmonia Virtuosi and many other prominent orchestras throughout the U.S.
Currently residing in North Carolina, Burgess has performed in Town Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall and the Lincoln Center. He has recorded for Musical Heritage Society, Athena and Camerata Records. He has also recorded Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the Philharonia Virtuosi of New York on the CBS Masterworks label.
Tickets for the Concert Series are available at the door or in advance at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The Museum is located on Centennial Drive at UND. Non-member tickets: $15 at the door. Member tickets: $13. Student and military tickets: $5. Children middle school and under are admitted free. Help assure the survival of the concert series by becoming a Sponsor for an additional $50. Order your tickets today by sending a check or calling 777-4195.
The Museum concert series is underwritten by a grant from the Myra Foundation, with support from the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Dakota Council on the Arts, General Mills Foundation and the Land O’ Lakes Foundation. Committed classical music lovers also contribute an additional $50 on top of their season tickets to become sponsors who share in the cost of bringing great music to the community.
Museum hours are weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum shop is open during Museum hours. The Museum Café is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Brian Lofthus at 777-4195 or email@example.com
-- Brittney Blake, North Dakota Museum of Art