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Beijing Guitar Duo Will Kick Off Ithaca College Concerts Season of 'Collaborations'

ITHACA, NY—In keeping with the 2010–11 Ithaca College Concerts theme of ‘Collaborations,’ guitar virtuosos Meng Su and Yameng Wang will combine their individual talents and perform as the Beijing Guitar Duo on Friday, Sept. 24. The first of three performances presented by Ithaca College Concerts, the concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The Duo will play works by Bach, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Assad, Domeniconi and Gnattali.

Tickets are on sale at the Ticket Center Ithaca at (607) 273-4497 or (800) 284-8422 or at, and at the door if available. Individual ticket prices are as follow:
     • Children, senior citizens and Ithaca College students—$ 11
     • Ithaca College alumni, faculty, staff and administrators; Friends of Ithaca College; other students—$19
     • General public—$22

Meng Su and Yameng Wang first met at the Central Conservatory in Beijing while studying with the acclaimed professor Chen Zhi. Su and Wang formally established the Beijing Guitar Duo at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore in 2008 at the encouragement of their mentor Manuel Barrueco, with whom they are currently completing their advanced studies.

As recipients of the “Solomon H. Snyder Award,” the Beijing Guitar Duo made its New York debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in April 2010. In addition to their performance at Ithaca College, other upcoming engagements include recitals in Denmark, China and Germany.

Su and Wang’s first duo recording, “Maracaípe,” released in December 2009, features the world premiere recording of the title work, which was written by renowned guitarist and composer Sergio Assad and dedicated to the Beijing Guitar Duo. Dedicated to developing and exploring new repertoire, Su and Wang recently joined Manuel Barrueco in premiering “Enchanted Island,” a new guitar trio written for them by Sergio Assad.

The Ithaca College Concerts season will also offer a Nov. 16 performance by the New Zealand String Quartet with clarinetist James Campbell and a performance on Feb. 23, 2011, by the Amelia Piano Trio with soprano Hyunah Yu.

For more information about Ithaca College Concerts, call (607) 274-3717.