The Art of the Archguitar
An evening with Peter Blanchette
"One of the most original and accomplished guitarists of his generation" Jorgen Falck, All Things Considered, NPR.
Peter Blanchette, of Northampton, Massachusetts will perform a concert on the instrument he invented 35 years ago, the 11-stringed archguitar. The concert will feature Blanchette’s arrangements of music by J.S. Bach, whose music Blanchette is most associated with as interpreter.
The concert will also feature music of other composers, from the renaissance to contemporary. Blanchette’s archguitar is an expanded-range classical guitar/lute hybrid, which he designed in the early 1980s, with 11 strings, extending the playable notes a half-octave both lower and higher than a conventional guitar. More on his instrument and recordings can be found at www.archguitar.com
Check out a video of Peter performing here.
Friday, February 21 at 8:00 PM
Heliconian Club Hall, Toronto (35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto)
$20CAD for general admission
$15 for students and seniors
Purchase tickets at the door or at www.archguitar.com