JJC Guitar Instructor Adam Roth Featured in Musica Viva Concert Sept. 13

Joliet Junior College invites the community to its first Musica Viva concert of the season featuring Adam Roth, JJC guitar instructor, on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. in JJC’s Fine Arts Theatre, located on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

Roth’s performance will include mostly classical guitar pieces, including “Suite in E Major BWV 1006a” by J.S. Bach; “Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios” by Agustín Barrios; and “Fantasia para un Gentilhombre” by Joaquín Rodrigo, which will also feature a piano accompaniment by Fine Arts Chair Daniela Broderick. Roth will also perform “In My Life, Fool on the Main,” and “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” by the Beatles.

At JJC, Roth teaches applied guitar lessons, music history and directs the college’s guitar ensemble. He also teaches guitar privately from his home studio in Lisle and at several locations in Hinsdale.

Roth attended Northern Illinois University, where he received his master of music degree and studied classical guitar with Fareed Haque. He is also a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® and has given workshops using the Feldenkrais method to music students at NIU, Vandercook College of Music and JJC. The Feldenkrais method incorporates movement, attention and imagination into learning.

Roth’s video recordings of the J.S. Bach Lute Suites are on his YouTube channel www.youtube.com/c/adamroth75. He can be found on twitter at @adamroth75, and his website is www.melodicmovement.com.

JJC’s Musica Viva series, coordinated by Professor of Music Philip Spencer, includes guest performances throughout the academic year by JJC faculty and visiting artists. It is funded by a JJC Foundation Awards for Excellence grant. For more information about the Musica Viva series or JJC’s Fine Arts Department, call 815-280-2223 or visit www.jjc.edu/fine-arts.

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