Duo Guitarists to Perform Early Music

Duo guitarists Patrick O’Brien and Dennis Cinelli will perform “Uncommon Duets: Music for Guitars of Unique Sizes & Shapes” at Wake Forest University Thursday, Feb. 27.

The free concert of 17th, 18th, and 19th century guitar music will begin at 8 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall.

The O’Brien/Cinelli Duo’s repertoire includes music for early plucked instruments. The program will feature recently discovered works as well as familiar masterpieces.

O’Brien is a faculty member at Mannes College of Music and the State University of New York. He has taught guitar, lute and early harp in New York City for more than 30 years. Also, O’Brien has performed throughout Europe and North America with the Harp Consort, the Baltimore Consort and the New York City Opera. Recently, he has recorded three compact discs with Andrew Lawrence King’s Harp Consort.

Cinelli is an active soloist and chamber musician on early guitars and lutes. He has performed with the American Symphony, the Bach Aria Group, the Barros Classical Consort and others. He teaches at Montclair State University and the 92nd Street Y School of Music.

The concert is part of Wake Forest’s Year of the Arts, a yearlong celebration of the arts featuring special performances, exhibitions and symposia.

For information, call 759-5026.

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