IU Southeast faculty guitarist Andrew Rhinehart to perform world premiere during January 20 recital | Arts & Culture
From Ken Atkins, Indiana University Southeast
NEW ALBANY, IN - The Music Department at Indiana University Southeast will present Andrew Rhinehart in a faculty guitar recital on Sunday, January 20 at 3:00pm in the Recital Hall of the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center on the IU Southeast campus, 4201 Grant Line Road in New Albany. Admission is free.
Included on the program will be the world premiere of INSIGHT for Solo Guitar by IU Southeast composer-in-residence, Erich Stem.
Dedicated to guitarist Andrew Rhinehart, INSIGHT is a multi-movement work that attempts to give a musical perspective of the balance between the release of energy and the creation of it through meditation. The work taps into the richness of the guitar's many timbres, including bell-like harmonics, percussive effects, and muted strings. The variety of these sounds are fully realized in the final movement, where the guitar is treated like a jazz trio, taking turns functioning as the harmonic/melodic “instrument” of the ensemble, the solo bass and and the solo drums.
Andrew Rhinehart, adjunct instructor of guitar at IU Southeast, holds a Bachelor and a Master of Music Performance degree with an emphasis on classical guitar from the University of Louisville. He has studied extensively with teachers such as Daniel Boring and jazz guitarist Craig Wagner. While studying at UofL, Andrew performed in master classes for classical guitar greats such as Matteo Mela, Dr. Steven Thachuk, and Manuel Barrueco. Also, he has participated in summer programs with the Cincinnati Conservatory and the National Pastoral Musicians Association. He enjoys playing several different styles of music including jazz, classical, blues, country, and rock. Since graduation he has been teaching and performing in the Louisville area and all over the U.S. He is currently working on his Doctorate degree at the University of Kentucky.
Erich Stem is associate professor of music at IU Southeast. His music has been described as “sophisticated and intriguing” (Washington Post) and “unique and beautiful” (Boston Theatre Review) and has been performed in the U.S. and in Europe by groups such as the Minnesota Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Aurelia Saxophone Quartet, counter)induction, Cadillac Moon Ensemble and the Juventas New Music Ensemble. Stem’s chamber music has been recorded on labels such as Living Artist Recordings and Challenge Records and has appeared on several regional and national radio programs including The Latest Score, Brave New World, FOLDOVER, Vast Field and WCVE's Classical Music with Bobbie Barajas. Today, Stem continues to write for some of the most recognized ensembles and artists including the SOLI Chamber Ensemble, saxophonist Cory Barnfield and flutist Lindsey Goodman. Throughout his career, Stem has received awards and grants for his music from a variety of organizations such as the Jerome Foundation, Meet the Composer, American Music Center, ASCAP, University of Maryland, Kentucky Arts Council, and Indiana University. He is the founder and artistic director of New Dynamic Records, a new record label produced by Indiana University Southeast for the purpose of discovering, recording, and distributing works by composers of our time.
Free parking is available in the Dogwood lot directly in front of the Ogle Center. Vehicles parked in other lots on campus will be subject to ticketing.
For more information on this performance, future performances, academic programs and scholarships offered by the IU Southeast Music Department, please call (812) 941-2655 or visit www.ius.edu/music.