KTWU is proud to broadcast a special concert of the Kansas State University Orchestra with guest electric violinist Doug Cameron on Friday, August 7, 2015 on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.
David Cameron has performed the electric violin all over the world. Last September he took his program to Kansas State University and performed this electrifying concert with the Kansas State University Orchestra under the direction of Dr. David Littrell.
This was Cameron’s second visit to Kansas State. “Doug’s style is so captivating and unique that I wanted to have him back,” said Dr. Littrell. “The students really responded to his contemporary, high energy style of performing. We played everything from Coldplay to Charlie Daniels.”
As a recording artist and composer, Cameron has ten CDs to his credit, which feature many jazz luminaries including David Benoit, Lee Ritenour, Russ Freeman from The Rippingtons, and others. He has been a favorite on jazz radio. This program features all of Cameron’s own symphonic arrangements in which the symphony performs with a full rhythm section. The concert is electrifying.
“I’m so excited to have this program broadcast on KTWU educational television,” said Cameron.
“What Dr. Littrell has going here at Kansas State is truly unique. He has mentored many young musicians from his multiple orchestras, and they are all good kids!”
The concert also features Dr. Littrell’s Gold and Silver Orchestras comprising elementary through high school musicians. You will see over 130 musicians on stage at times during this performance.
Cameron added, “As an educator myself, I believe that music can bring kinder, gentler people to the world, and Dr. Littrell is doing that every day here in Kansas. I think people will be surprised at the talent on display with this orchestra. They rocked the joint!”