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Chris Anderson on Classical Guitar to Perform at Museum

Chris Anderson on Classical Guitar to Perform at Museum

Hagerstown, MD- The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present classical guitarist Chris Anderson in a performance for the annual Mary B. K. Bowman Memorial Recital on Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 2:30pm A reception, hosted by the Museum' s volunteer organization, The Singer Society, will follow the program.
Intrigued by the guitar from an early age, Anderson became a passionate admirer of the compositions of J.S. Bach while a student at Bethany College in Wheeling, West Virginia, and thus began his journey with the classical instrument. He later pursued undergraduate studies at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, Virginia and served on the faculty of Shepherd College as a guitar instructor. Additional information on Anderson can be found on the web at www.Andersonsguitar.com.
For this annual recital held in memory of Mary Bester Kneisley Bowman, a benefactor of the Museum and a promoter of the arts and history of Washington County, Anderson will perform Mallorca, Opus 202 by Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909), Two Sonatas by Dominico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Pavane Pour une Enfante Defunte by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) and other compositions by Luis Milan (1500-1561), Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) and Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999).
Thanks to the generosity of William and Anna Singer, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts opened on September 16, 1931 as the focal point of Hagerstown' s beautiful City Park. The Museum specializes in 19th and 20th century American art and holds over 6,000 pieces in its permanent collection. This "crown jewel of Washington County" has been recognized as one of the finest small museums in the United States. The Museum offers complimentary studio art courses, lectures, concerts, and exhibitions from its permanent collection and traveling shows to the people of Washington County and visitors to the quad-state (MD, PA, VA, WV) region.
For more information on the Museum, please phone (301) 739-5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.

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