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Music / Singing - Performance
|Date & Time:||
Sunday, May 20, 2012
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
|Suggested Audiences:||Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders|
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Lake View Congregational Church
115 Coburn Avenue
Worcester, MA 01604
|Cost:||Free Will Offering|
|Description:||In "Music From New Found Lands", guitarist Peter Griggs explores 200 years of music in the Americas. The music of North, Central and South America is a rich blend of diverse influences: Latin, African and European. From a starting point of flamenco, blues and European folk music traditions, Griggs performs a wide-ranging program of guitar music from Brazil, Argentina, Haiti, Cuba and the United States including styles such as choro, tango, ragtime, rumba, bossa nova, blues and jazz, along with some of his own compositions. Music by composers including Chiquinha Gonzaga, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfa, Baden Powell, Astor Piazzola and the Buena Vista Social Club will also be presented.
To view a 10-minute video of Peter Griggs in performance, go to:
About the Artist:
Peter Griggs is a guitarist and composer from New York City. Over the last several years, he has presented more than 350 solo guitar concerts in the USA, United Kingdom, Germany, and elsewhere in Europe at art centres, museums, festivals, churches, jazz clubs and other venues. He performs classical music of all periods, as well as jazz, Brazilian music, flamenco and his own compositions.
He has worked with or been commissioned by many multi-media organizations including Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, the New York State Theatre Institute, Compania Nacional de Danza de Espana (modern dance), National Public Radio (radio drama), the National Endowment for the Arts (composition commission), W-NET TV (documentary film soundtrack) and the World-wide Video Festival (The Hague, Netherlands). Mr. Griggs has recorded on Music Of The World, Folkways Records, Treecastle Music and Locust Records.
Entered by: Robert Ochoa-Schutz
Created: May 1, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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