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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 p.m.

"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 (recorder).

In Santa Cruz, UCTV may be found on two Comcast cable channels at different times.

  • Comcast Channel 26 (the Feb. 19 premiere)
  • Comcast Channel 25 (the Feb. 20 airing)

UCTV is also available worldwide on the Internet at

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