Monday November 5, 2012

DUMMERSTON -- Internationally known guitarist Peter Griggs will perform a concert titled "500 years of Music for Guitar" on Friday at 7 p.m., at the Dummerston Congregational Church.

Griggs explores the music of the classical guitar from the Renaissance to the present day, including works by Gaspar Sanz, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bartolome Calatuyud, Django Rheinhardt and Thelonious Monk, as well as Flamenco, Brazilian music and several of his own compositions. He also discusses the evolution of the instrument from its origins in medieval Spain to its worldwide popularity in the 21st century.

Griggs has presented more than 400 solo guitar concerts throughout the U.S., Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Scandinavia and eastern Europe at concert halls, art centers, festivals, museums, universities, cafes, clubs and other venues.

He has recorded on Folkways Records, Music of the World and Treecastle Music.

Dummerston Congregational Church is located at 1535 Middle Road in Dummerston Center. Admission is by donation. For information, call 802-257-0544.

For more in Griggs’ music visit www.myspace.com/petergriggsnyc.


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