The Depot, together with University of Oklahoma Guitar Studies, has the honor of presenting a concert by the internationally touring Levante Guitar Duo at 7:30 pm the evening of May 3, 2019. Aleksandra and Vojislav Ivanovic perform the unique repertoire of Vojislav’s original music and arrangements – impressions of jazz, traditional and classical “standards” specially written for the duo.
The Norman Arts Council has awarded an SOS grant making it possible for there to be no admission charge for this very special concert so that it is available to all. Donations for the artists will also be gratefully accepted at the door.
The Levante Duo’s journey started in 2008, and on their way they played in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia, Greece, France and Germany, garnering high praise from the press.....
"...With performances that are poised, lyrical and flawless in execution, the interplay between the two seems almost telepathic.” (Scott Collins, "Guitar Muse”)
“…all of a sudden, unheard notes of pristine beauty came from both artists through Vojislav’s original music .” (“Dreiklang” Magazine, Germany)
“…works of the original and innovative approach in which subtle clarity of classical music, baroque polyphony and spontaneous improvisational freedom of jazz alternate and intermingle in a truly unique way.” (“Dnevnik” Novi Sad)
The Duo have released an album “Levantine Journey” which scored exceptional praise from both audiences and critics.
Music of Vojislav Ivanovic, world-renowned composer and guitarist, is one of astonishing diversity, ranging from contemporary classical and jazz thru fusion and rock to traditional music of the world. Born in Sarajevo where he started playing guitar at the age of 10, Vojislav acquired highest academic degrees both in guitar at the Athens Conservatory with Costas Cotsiolis and in composition at the University of Sarajevo with Vojin Komadina. From the early 1980s he performs regularly both home and abroad, solo and with orchestras including Trinity College Strings (UK), St. George Strings, Camerata Serbica and Macedonia Jeunesse Musicale Symphonic. In 2008 he formed the “Levante Guitar Duo” with Aleksandra Lazrevic Ivanovic.
Aleksandra Ivanovic accomplished her graduate and master degree in guitar with the highest marks at the Belgrade Music Academy. She won prizes at several national and international competitions and has been noted by audiences and critics alike for her delicate and emotional performing, especially for the performances of new works by Vojislav Ivanovic which led to foundation of Levante Guitar Duo.
For further information about the artists, and to hear their music, visit www.reverbnation.com/levanteguitarduo or view the Levante Guitar Duo on youtube. For information about this and other programs at The Depot, visit www,normandepot.org or phone 405 307-9320.
The Levante Guitar Duo concert is made possible by an SOS grant from the Norman Arts Council.