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October 2017

GUITAR CLINIC–Lynn McGrath

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Patty & Fred Turner Jazz Center, 2505 Carpenter
Des Moines, 50311 United States
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Lynn McGrath, acclaimed guitarist and pedagogue, will be giving a guitar clinic while in town for her concert with the Heart of Iowa Classical Guitar Society. The class will take place at the Turner Jazz Center on the campus of Drake University. It is free and open to the public. Guitarists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend.

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$20

CONCERT–Lynn McGrath

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 511 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Classical guitarist Lynn McGrath is being heralded as a phenom. Blending expressive musicianship with her passion for Spanish Language, literature, and theater, she has shared the poetry and music of “Platero y Yo” with audiences on 4 continents in the role of both guitarist and theatrical narrator. She has brought the poetry of Nobel laureate Juan Ramón Jiménez to life for diverse audiences that have included children in a Peruvian orphanage to classical guitar connoisseurs. One critic wrote the following…

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February 2018

CONCERT–David Crabbs, guitar soloist with Des Moines Community Orchestra

February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave, Des Moines
Des Moines, IA,
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Joaquin Rodrigo's Fantasia Para un Gentilhombre David Crabbs, soloist Des Moines Community Orchestra Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University Sunday February 11, 2018 2:00pm Free Admission  

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$15

CONCERT–David Crabbs/Steven Kennedy (dual concert)

February 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 511 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Steven Kennedy      An active guitar instructor and performer in the central Iowa region, Steven maintains a large studio of students in the Des Moines area, and is in high demand for both formal concerts and other music performances.  Additionally, he teaches guitar at Simpson College in Indianola, and Central College in Pella.  His debut CD, Pequeño vals para Florencia, was released at the end of 2013.      He received his Master of Music degree from Belmont University (Nashville, TN) and…

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March 2018
$20

CONCERT–Gohar Vardanyan

March 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 511 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Widely admired for her technique and artistry, Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States for numerous guitar societies, universities, and arts organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and guitar societies in Seattle, San Francisco, Houston, Miami, and New York City to name a few. She has appeared on National Public Radio in the United States and Radio Nacional in Argentina. Ms. Vardanyan has performed with the Juilliard Opera Center…

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