PSU Guitar Series: Scott Kritzer
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
PSU Guitar Series: Scott Kritzer

PSU Guitar Series: Scott Kritzer

Saturday, February 16 | 7:00 PM
Lincoln Recital Hall (LH 75)
$15 | Get Tickets

Mr. Kritzer’s consummate commitment to technical excellence as the solid structure beneath an unparalleled sense of musicality has brought him decades of accolades from audiences and critics alike, in concert halls in San Francisco, Frankfurt, Vancouver, B.C., Los Angeles, Sapporo, Japan, Washington, D.C., Munich, and New York.  He has debuted to critical acclaim in London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall. In 1996 he was chosen by then Senator Mark O. Hatfield to represent the State of Oregon in a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

In addition to his performing and recording career, Mr. Kritzer is a highly sought after instructor of the classical guitar. Some of his students have won regional, national and international guitar competitions and have gone on to attend such notable institutions as The Julliard School, The Royal Conservatory of Music, The Julliard School and his alma mater, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Program Notes

Honed from decades of performances from Carnegie Hall to Wigmore Hall to The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, classical guitarist Scott Kritzer, carries the musical legacy of the great Andres Segovia. 

Kritzer engages his audiences with a wonderful mix of relevant dialogue, lifting meaning from the music, while taking audiences on a shared musical journey.

In this program he’ll be performing works by Scarlatti, Cimarosa, Weiss, and the musical eulogy Omaggio pour Debussy by Manuel de Falla. Also included are a set of uplifting Indonesian-inspired works by Portland born composer Lou Harrison as well as a landmark work that takes on all the riot and color of the wave of 20th century British guitar music that was inspired by the great guitarist Julian Bream in the The Five Bagatelles for Guitar by William Walton.