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Acclaimed Guitarist and Percussionist to Perform at Pomona College

Grammy-nominated guitarist David Starobin and percussionist David Colson will perform music by Starobin, Colson, Pol Ruders, Gunther Schuller and others on Saturday, November 5, at 8 p.m., in the Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges),150 E. 4th Street, Claremont. There is no charge to attend.

Noted as “arguably the most influential American classical guitarist of the 20th Century" by Soundboard Magazine, Starobin’s performances and recordings have earned him prominence in the world of classical music. In 1981, he founded Bridge Records, Inc., and his work for Bridge as guitarist, producer and executive producer have earned him five Indie Awards and 11 Grammy nominations. His 1999 CD, “Newdance,” received one of those Grammy nominations, for Best Classical Solo Recording, and won the Association for Independent Music’s “Indie Award” for best classical CD.

Starobin has performed throughout the world, collaborating with ensembles that include The New York Philharmonic, National Symphony, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Copenhagen Radio Orchestra.

Colson, a conductor as well as a percussionist, was music director of the Chico Symphony Orchestra and is associate director and the associative artist of the Colorado College Summer Conservatory and Music Festival. He has also performed with many other professional ensembles, including the Sacramento Symphony and the American Ballet Theater orchestra. He can most recently be heard on the CD Complete Crumb Edition 9; Ancient Voices of Children, Madrigals Books I-IV, Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (2005).

This performance is sponsored by the Pomona College Music Department. For more information call (909) 621-8155.

Pomona College is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, offering a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.