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February 2001

Release Date: February 5, 2001

Todd Green Concert to Feature World's Diverse Musical Instruments

Todd Green, a unique musician who plays a variety of exotic musical instruments from around the world, will perform at Angelo State University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center.

Green performs all his original songs in a blend of classical and improvised music, drawing upon such instruments as the oud or yali from the Middle East, the charango and zamponia from South America and the tabla drums from East India. His mastery of the numerous and diverse international string, flute and percussion instruments has astounded audiences.

His performance will be enhanced by digital samplers, which allow him to record and over-dub instruments one by one, making him a one-man orchestra of unique and exotic instruments. As fascinating to watch as to hear, Green intersperses his music with entertaining explanations of the music and the instruments.

Tickets for the concert may be purchased at the University Center Information Desk. Ticket prices are $1 for ASU students with ID, $2 for faculty/staff/children under 12 and $3 for the general public.

During his San Angelo visit, Green will also provide an afternoon educational workshop for first- through third-grade students in the San Angelo Independent School District's gifted and talented program.

Green studied composition, arrangement and performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He studied privately with jazz guitar legend Mick Goodrich at New England Conservatory of Music, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Pat Metheny and international recording star George Benson. He also has taken master classes and workshops with guitar great Christopher Parkening. Green's column on improvisation and composition has been published in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine.

For more information on the Todd Green concert, contact the University Center Program Office at (325) 942-2062.