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August 28, 2000

Voice and Guitar To Make
Beautiful Music Together

"Kitka-Taffet ... Party of Two" with soprano Claudia Kitka and classical guitarist Gilda Taffet to be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17 at California State University, Sacramento will give listeners an opportunity to hear the complementary blend of voice and guitar.

"Voice and guitar make a nice combination. The guitar doesn't overpower the voice, unlike some other instruments used to accompany vocals, " says CSUS emeritus professor Daniel Kingman, who wrote the contemporary piece "Songs of Solitude and Exultation" for the Kitka and Taffet performance.

The concert will be held in the Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall on State University Drive West and Sinclair Road.

Kitka, a CSUS professor, is active in concert and theatre productions. She specializes in contemporary music, but has portrayed a range of vocal roles from operatic heroines to comedic leads.

A guitarist with classical roots, Taffet has performed bluegrass, swing and pop. She is a regular collaborator with Sacramento-area choreographer Ruth Rosenberg. As a composer she has written for the B Street Theater for Children and the Fantasy Theater. Taffet's "Downtown Diary" won a 1998-99 New Works Award from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.

Tickets are $6 general and $4 for students and seniors and are available by calling the CSUS Central Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or from, (916) 766-2277.


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