VERMILLION, S.D. -- Clarinetist Luis Viquez will perform a concert of true and new classics at 7 p.m. Friday as part of the fall NMM Live! concert series at the National Music Museum in Vermillion.
Viquez will showcase new works by contemporary composers Vinicio Meza, Paul Lombardi and Ben Stevenson, as well as timeless compositions by Lefevre, Saint Saens and Rossini. He will be accompanied by Darin Wadley on percussion and Diane Van Den Oever on piano.
Viquez’s program will feature cutting-edge compositions, including collaborations with Stevenson and Lombardi. Stevenson wrote his piece "MAE" especially for the Viquez-Wadley Duo.
For Rossini's Variations, Viquez’s accompanist Van Den Over will be playing the NMM’s historic 1855 Broadwood piano, built during Rossini’s lifetime.
Viquez is also an orchestral, wind and opera conductor and is music director of the University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as the director of the University of South Dakota Concert Band and is assistant professor of clarinet. A native of Costa Rica, Viquez has performed and conducted throughout the United States and Central America, and in Taiwan.