Fareed Haque to appear on WYCC’s Music on the Mayne Stage

Fareed Haque
Fareed Haque

NIU’s Fareed Haque, a professor of guitar in the NIU School of Music, is the featured performer this weekend on WYCC PBS Chicago’s “Music on the Mayne Stage” program.

The premiere broadcast is scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, with encore presentations at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, and midnight Sunday, Oct. 18.

“Music on the Mayne Stage” is WYCC’s new music series in partnership with Rogers Park concert venue, Mayne Stage. This high-energy music series celebrates the energy and innovation of distinctly American bands. Viewers are treated to an energetic roster of some of today’s most dynamic local and national bands.

For more information, call (773) 487-3757 or email info@wycc.org.

Haque, named “Best World Guitarist” in 2009 by Guitar Player Magazine, was born in 1963 to a Pakistani father and a Chilean mother. Extensive travel, along with especially long stays in Spain, France, Iran, Pakistan and Chile, exposed Haque to different music from a very early age. This natural eclecticism has become the hallmark of his music.

The 1981 recipient of the University of North Texas’ jazz guitar scholarship, Haque spent a year studying with renowned jazz guitarist and pedagogue Jack Peterson. His growing interest in the classical guitar led him to transfer to Northwestern University, where he completed his studies in classical guitar under David Buch, John Holmquist and Anne Waller.

He joined NIU in 1989.

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