Guitarist Mesut Özgen on UCTV
"New Dimensions in Classical Guitar," featuring Mesut
Özgen, will premiere on UCTV on Saturday, February 19,
at 8 p.m. It will repeat again on Sunday, February 20, at 9
"New Dimensions in Classical Guitar" is a performance
by a multidisciplinary artistic team from UCSC, featuring innovative
guitar works, including three world premieres and a U.S. premiere.
Each composition, performed by award-winning guitarist Mesut
Özgen, is accompanied by a visual composition comprising
video (by Gustavo Vazquez), interactive digital images (by Peter
Elsea), and scenic/lighting design (by David Lee Cuthbert).
The program includes works by Pablo Ortiz, Robert Strizich,
Robert Beaser, Anthony Gilbert, and Benjamin Verdery. Guest
musicians include Lauren Rasmussen (soprano) and Annette Bauer
In Santa Cruz, UCTV may be found on two Comcast cable channels
at different times.