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November 18, 2019

Guitarist, pianist to perform Wednesday concert at SVSU

Brad DeRoche, guitarist, and Wendy Chu, pianist, will perform classical music together during a concert Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall on Saginaw Valley State University’s campus.

This event — presented by SVSU's Department of Music — is free and open to the public.

DeRoche is a local guitarist who performs in a variety of events and teaches. He became a music educator after receiving his doctor of musical arts degree focusing on classical guitar performance from the Eastman School of Music. He is currently a chair at Delta College’s music department in addition to directing the guitar programs at both Central Michigan University and SVSU.

Chu has been playing the piano since the age of four. After moving to the U.S. to further her education and passion for music, she earned her doctor of musical arts degree from Michigan State University as well as double master's degrees of music in piano performance and music education from CMU. Now she teaches at Delta College and her private studio.

Musical selections for the SVSU performance include an assortment of classical music from European artists including “Gran Duo Concertante, Op. 65” by 19th-century Italian composer Ferdinando Carulli; “Fantasia for Guitar and Piano, Op. 145” by 20th-century Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco; and “Noches de España” by modern-day French composer Erik Marchelie.

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