500 Years of Music for Guitar

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500 Years of Music for Guitar

Time: November 12, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Sturbridge Federated Church
Street: 8 Maple Street
City/Town: Sturbridge
Phone: 508-347-3915
Event Type: concert, music
Organized By: Sturbridge Federated Church
Latest Activity: Nov 7, 2011

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Guitar Concert at the Sturbridge Federated Church

On Saturday, November 12 at 7:00 PM, the Sturbridge Federated Church will host "500 Years of Music for Guitar" - Music from the Renaissance to the Contemporary, featuring guitarist Peter Griggs, The concert will take place in the Church sanctuary, 8 Maple Street, Sturbridge.  A “coffee-and” reception will follow.  

The program will include music 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.  To view a 10-minute video of "500 Years of Music for Guitar," go to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2lFywZSjhI

Peter Griggs is an internationally renowned guitarist and composer from New York City and Germany.  Over the last several years, he has presented more than 300 solo guitar concerts worldwide.  Critical acclaim includes: "Sizzling guitar playing." (The Courier, Scotland); "An almost unbelievable talent." (Bergische Morning Post, Germany); "Clear and mysterious as the dance itself." (New York Times)

The suggested donation is $10 per person, as a free-will offering. CDs will also be available for purchase. For further information or directions, please call 508-347-3915 between 9 and 2, Monday – Friday. 

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