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Guitar Concert in Central Square on October 28
October 28, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm| Free
GUITAR MUSIC CONCERT AT FIRST UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF CENTRAL SQUARE
First Universalist Church Of Central Square will host internationally known guitarist Peter Griggs in a concert, “500 years of Music for Guitar,” on Sunday, October 28 at 1 p.m. Mr. Griggs explores the music of the classical guitar from the Renaissance to the Contemporary, including works by Gaspar Sanz, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bartolome Calatuyud, Django Rheinhardt and Thelonious Monk, as well as Flamenco, Brazilian music, and several of Griggs’ own compositions. He also discusses the evolution of this iconic American instrument from its origins in medieval Spain to its worldwide popularity in the 21st century. There is something for listeners of all tastes on this wide-ranging program.
Guitarist/Composer Peter Griggs has presented more than 400 solo guitar concerts throughout the USA, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Low Countries, Scandinavia and eastern Europe at concert halls, art centers, festivals, museums, universities, cafes, clubs and other venues. Reviews of his performances include, “Sizzling guitar playing,” from the Dundee, Scotland Courier and “an almost unbelievable talent — Peter Griggs performs magic!” from Germany’s Bergische Morning Post. He has recorded on Folkways Records, Music of the World, and Treecastle Music.
First Universalist Church Of Central Square is located at 3243 Fulton Avenue in Central Square NY 13036. Admission is by free-will donation. To hear music by Peter Griggs, visit: www.myspace.com/petergriggsnyc