World Premiere of New Guitar Ensemble Music
Swiss composer Jürg Kindle, writes compositions for the Las Vegas Academy Guitar Program,
Dr. Eva Beneke to perform.

Las Vegas, NV: The Las Vegas Academy Guitar Ensemble will be premiering four new works written by internationally acclaimed composer Jürg Kindle who dedicated these pieces to Bill Swick-Director of the LVA Guitar Program.  The premiere is scheduled for Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lowden Theater on the Las Vegas Academy campus.  Admission is only $7.00.

The four premiere selections are entitled Blue Train, Red Train, Green Train and Yellow Train.  Each piece offers various shades of train sounds combined with contemporary harmonies and unique techniques for guitar.  The academic guitar world is excited about the addition of these new works by world renowned Jürg Kindle.  These works will be released for purchase the Monday following the premiere.  For now, only the Las Vegas Academy has a copy of this music.

In addition to the premiere, the LVA Guitar Ensembles will be joined by internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Dr. Eva Beneke, currently the professor of guitar at McNally Smith College of Music.  Dr. Beneke will perform a concerto with the Varsity 3 guitar ensemble.

The Las Vegas Academy Guitar Program under the direction of Bill Swick has been featured in DownBeat Magazine, Just Jazz Guitar Magazine, School Band and Orchestra Magazine, The National Association for Music Educators Teaching Music Magazine, and the Guitar Foundation of America Soundboard.  This program was the first in the country to be recognized by the GRAMMY Foundation with the prestigious Gibson Award. This program is also a four-time recipient of the DownBeat Magazine Award.  The LVA Guitar Program has recorded sixteen CD’s and has over one thousand YouTube videos.

Eva Beneke with LVAA students in 2015

Eva Beneke with LVAA students in 2015