SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - An exciting mix of ancient and modern instruments, many of them never seen outside museums, will be on display and used in performance by Lauren Pelon, guest artist.
She will present a unique concert, "The Living Roots of Music," at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 in Krieg Hall. Performing music from the 1st to the 21st centuries, Pelon will also tell stories about the development of wind, string and free-reed instruments from around the world.
Also a vocalist, Pelon's haunting renditions of ballads have been especially appealing to audiences. A recent reviewer wrote, "Lauren Pelon is a showpiece by virtue of her beautiful, fervent voice and her extraordinary talents on an assortment of unusual, but authentic instruments."
Pelon has appeared as a guest soloist with symphony orchestras, on television specials and with Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion." She has studied the history of music and instrumentation both in America and overseas, and has performed in concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and China.
Sponsored by Wittenberg's music department, the event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (937) 327-7341.
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