Classical Guitarist Carles Pons
To Perform at U. T. Dallas on Oct. 22

RICHARDSON, Texas (Oct. 1, 2004) — Carles Pons Altés, head of guitar at the Irún Music Conservatoire, will appear in concert at the Jonsson Performance Hall at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) on Friday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m.

In addition to having an active concert schedule in Europe and the Far East, Pons is a well-known recording artist and broadcaster. He started studying music when he was only five. Bulgarian composer Gregory Popov has said of Pons’ music that “the delicate nuances in the musical details and the sound production both surprise professional musicians and create a response of joy and pleasure.”

Carles Pons Altés
Carles Pons Altés

Pons has recorded for Channel 1 of the RTB (Bahrain Radio and Television), for ETB (Euskadi Television), for RTT1 (Turkey Radio and television) and for UCS-TV (cable TV from Brazil). In 1999, together with several Basque guitar players, he recorded a CD devoted to the music of J. de Azpiazu. He is editor of the guitar handbook, Elijo Mis Obras, published by Ed. Donostiarra in 1999.

Pons’ 2004 international tour includes Italy, Hungary, Monaco and Great Britain. After his concert at UTD, he will visit other cities in the U. S. and Mexico, eventually ending his tour in Japan.

Tickets for the show are $10 for general admission and free to students with a valid identification. UTD ticket office hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and at the door one hour prior to show time. To purchase tickets using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2972.

More information about the event is available by clicking on the following link: http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0405/carlespons.htm.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ web site at www.utdallas.edu/ah. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s Web site at www.utdallas.edu.