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Winter guitar concert series begins Saturday at the library

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The Corvallis Guitar Society and the Corvallis Benton-County Public Library are teaming up to present a free monthly Winter Guitar Concert Series on Saturdays, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the library's main meeting room, 645 NW Monroe Ave.

The first concert is Saturday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. Members of the Corvallis Guitar Society will perform the show,  which will include a classical ensemble, duet and solo works with a focus on both seasonal festivity and music styles.

The second concert is Saturday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. It will feature a flamenco guitar performance by Berto Boyd and Grant Ruiz. They will perform original music from their CD "Convivencia." Their group, Flamenco Pacifico, has played at events including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Oregon Country Fair, Britt Fest and da Vinci Days.

The final concert on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. will feature a performance by classical guitarist Jon Sharp and soprano Rebecca Fromherz. It will include music from South America by Heitor Villa-Lobos, one of Brazil's greatest composers, and more. They will also explore some modern compositions by American guitar maestro Andrew York.

The concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information call 541-541-766-6965.

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