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Distributed March 30, 1999
Contact: Glenn Hare

Spanish guitar trio to perform at the John Carter Brown Library April 21

The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University will host a benefit recital of Spanish guitar and mandolin music featuring the widely acclaimed Chamorro Trio on Wednesday, April 21 at 8 p.m. The concert will showcase the talents of Pedro Chamorro, a virtuoso guitar, mandolin and bandurria (Spanish lute) player.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The internationally praised Chamorro Trio will present a benefit concert of Spanish guitar and mandolin music at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at the John Carter Brown Library.

The concert will feature Pedro Chamorro, a virtuoso guitar, mandolin and bandurria (Spanish lute) player, who has been described as the greatest plucked-string-instrument player in the world. Chamorro will be joined by his wife, Caridad Simon, and classical Spanish guitarist Manuel Munoz.

The winner of numerous prizes for his performances in the United States, Poland, France, Italy and Russia, Chamorro was awarded the International Chamber Music Prize for a performance he gave in Germany with Marga Wilden-Husgen. With the Ruso-German Orchestra, he has performed under the baton of Mstislav Rostropovich.

In addition, Chamorro has made numerous recordings, including An Invitation To A Sonorous Journey, in which Rafael Alberti, the poet laureate of Spain, reads his work.

The concert is being supported in part by the Embassy of Spain. Tickets may purchased the night of the concert. They are $12.50 for the general public and $7.50 for students. Proceeds will benefit the John Carter Brown Library, an independently funded and administered center for advance research in history and the humanities at Brown University. The library is located on The College Green. For additional information call (401) 863-2725.