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PHILLY ORCHESTRA AND BROADWAY GUITARIST PAT MERCURI TO PERFORM

9/29/2008 —

Classical guitarist Pat Mercuri has an unparalleled appreciation for the guitar. He has appeared on Broadway and performs with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Company of Philadelphia.
On Wednesday, Oct. 1, Mercuri will perform and reflect on the historical significance of the guitar at Penn State Brandywine at 7 p.m. in room 101 of the Main Building.

“Pat is a very versatile kind of guy,” said Allan Goldenberg, instructor of music at the campus. “He is versed in all facets of music.”

Goldenberg invited Mercuri to campus as way to show music students and community members a different side of the guitar. He said the younger generation typically associates the guitar with rock and roll and are not aware of the instrument’s varied applications and history.

“Seeing [Mercuri] perform live on the guitar will really bring it home for students,” he said.

This event is free and open to the public.

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