Classical guitar duo to perform in Milton-Freewater, Pendleton

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A classical guitar performance featuring music of the 19th century on several original instruments from that period will be presented at the Milton-Freewater and Pendleton public libraries this week.

The Geminus Guitar Duo from Portland will perform music written specifically for these historic instruments as well as transcriptions of piano and chamber music from that period.

Presenters Foti Lycouridis and Hideki Yamaya will also perform duets with 10-string guitars, which have a wider and lower range than regular six-string classical guitars.

The program will include information about the history of 19th century guitars, composers and important compositions, and the developments in construction techniques during that period that led to the evolution of the modern classical guitar and the 10-string guitar.

Geminus Guitar Duo will perform at the Milton-Freewater Public Library, 8 S.W. Eighth Ave., on Wednesday and at the Pendleton Public Library, 502 S.W. Dorion St., on Thursday.

Each program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The performances are free.

Following the performances, attendees are encouraged to ask questions and take a closer look at the instruments.

The performances are sponsored by Libraries of Eastern Oregon as part of the Sense of Place program series, funded for LEO by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For further information, contact Pendleton library Director Kat Davis or programs coordinator Mary Finney at 541-966-0380, Milton-Freewater library Director Bob Jones at 541-938-5531, or LEO Executive Director Lyn Craig at 541-763-2355.

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