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Duo to perform at Wells Inn

By Staff | Oct 5, 2011

Nora Suggs and John Arnold, Two Part Invention, will perform at the Wells Inn in Sistersville as part of ArtsLink’s Concert Series.

ArtsLink will continue its 10th Anniversary Concert Series Season with a performance by Two Part Invention. The concert will be held at the Wells Inn in Sistersville on Sunday, Oct. 9 at a special time of 3 p.m.

The sponsors for this event are Barb and Tom Daly. Two Part Invention is a duet of flute and guitar, performing a wide repertoire ranging from Elizabethan ballads to modern commissioned works.

“This combination of flute and guitaris a winning one,” hails Allentown’s Morning Call, and praises their “lovely, goose bump-inducing performances” as well as their “great skill and musicality.” Creatively programmed concerts may blend Bach’s baroque mastery with contemporary Argentine tangos, or feature original arrangements of historical Moravian music, classics from the great guitar virtuosos of the 19th century, songs and dances from around the globe, contemporary and commissioned works, and more.

John S. Arnold, guitarist, is presently the guitar instructor at Moravian College, and prior to this position taught guitar at Vermont’s Bennington College. In addition to numerous solo performances, he is an active chamber musician, performing with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia and Allentown Symphony Orchestras, SATORI, the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble, and the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. He is also the founder and director of the annual Bethlehem Guitar Festival. Mr. Arnold holds an Artist Diploma degree from the Hartt School, University of Hartford, where he studied with Richard Provost; and Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Guitar Performance and Guitar Pedagogy from Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University, where his major teacher was Glenn Caluda. Mr. Arnold has published arrangements for guitar with Clear Note Publications and Guitar Chamber Music Press.

Nora Suggs, flutist, is a graduate of Houston’s Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, with extensive private education in music and degrees in biology, English literature, medicine, and surgery. She has played in England, Canada, Japan, and throughout the United States. Dr. Suggs is the Artistic Director, and a founding member, of the Lehigh Valley’s classical chamber music ensemble SATORI, and a regular performer of both traditional and contemporary chamber works. In addition to numerous solo and ensemble performances, she is active as a teacher, recitalist, and free-lance musician. Dr. Suggs teaches privately and at Bethlehem’s Moravian College Music Institute; coaches flute ensembles and chamber music at the Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley; and has received her jun shihan-level teaching and performance certification on shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese bamboo flute.

Tickets prices for ArtsLink members are $10 for individuals and $20 for families (2 adults and children under 18); for non-members, $15 for individuals and $25 for families. Student tickets are available for $5.

For more information, please call 304-455-2278. Funding for this program is made possible with financial assistance from West Virginia Northern Community College,

W E T Z / W Y M J Radio, and Ohio Valley Online. Grant funding has been awarded by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.

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