Classical Guitarist Benjamin Beirs in Concert Oct 18 at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

HAGERSTOWN, MD —The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present classical guitarist Benjamin Beirs in concert on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm for the annual Mary B. K. Bowman Memorial Recital. The general admission fee is $10.00 and Museum members and children under 12 are free.  The concert is co-sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. James E. Marsden.

Selections will include Three Etudes by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959),  Keyboard Sonata in D Minor by C.P.E. Bach (1714–1788) and arranged for guitar by Petri Kumela, Fantaisie Variée sur l’opera “I Montecchi e I Capuletti de Bellini by Giulio Regondi (1822–1872), and Mallorca by Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909), among others.

Not yet 30 years old, much has been written about Benjamin Beirs, as a soloist, as a composer and as a chamber musician. Ben’s commitment to “finding a new path” has been well received by audiences, critics and other artists. With an education at the Peabody Conservatory, Beirs is a career in motion, performing with members of the National Symphony Chamber Players in Washington or playing solo recitals. Believing that music is a great kindness, he feels his music has helped shape his life and that consequently, it helps others as well. He constantly seeks to clarify his sound and his purpose. Beirs currently lives in Paris, France where he continues his artistic pursuits while studying with renowned French guitarist and pedagogue Judicael Perroy.

For more information on the Museum, please phone 301-739-5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm., Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.