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Listen to classics through guitar

Performing in concert at library

Experience the unique sound of Classical Guitar with the Gorge's own "Guitar Wizard" Andreas Ehrlich performing in concert at the White Salmon Valley Community Library's Sprint/Baker Gallery on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m.

The 8-string guitar performance will include music from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods. To the great delight of his audiences, Ehrlich transcribes music written for many other instruments -- piano, lute, harp, harpsichord, violin, mandolin, cello, and even voice -- making it sound natural to his guitar.

The multitude of sounds and fluidity of the music he produces will amaze the audience. By playing several lines of music simultaneously he creates the sound of two or three musicians, while his left hand "spider crawls" over the fingerboard rather like a small animal dancing.

Ehrlich, who has been performing for 30 years, and teaching guitar for 25 years, studied classical guitar from the age of eight in Hamburg, Germany, and Vancouver, BC. He has performed in Master Classes with such notable musicians as Benjamin Verderi, Scott Kritzer, Laura Oltman and Michael Newman. He has also audited classes with Scott Tennant, author of the best-selling, Pumping Nylon.

For more information on this call the library, 493-1132.


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