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Guitar Virtuoso John Arnold to Perform at Moravian

John ArnoldBethlehem, Pa., August 31, 2010 - Guitar virtuoso John Arnold will present an exploration of the centuries of music for lute and guitar during his concert at Moravian College titled "Gut, Nylon, & Steel" on Sunday, September 12 at 4:00 p.m. in Peter Hall. Featured on the program will be Arnold?s Martin Guitar Suite, a multi-movement piece he penned as homage to the Nazareth based, world renowned guitar maker - C.F. Martin & Co.

Arnold is the classical guitar instructor at Moravian College. Prior to this position he taught at Bennington College in Vermont. In addition to numerous solo performances, he is an active chamber musician and is a member of the Pennsylvania Symphonia Orchestra and Satori. Mr. Arnold has performed at the Guitar Foundation of America, Guitar Ensemble Festival, Kennedy Center, Festival of the Human Voice, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Bach-Handel Festival, Hartt International Guitar Festival, and on National Public Radio and Television.

In 2002, he was awarded the T. Edgar Shields Prize for distinguished studio instruction at Moravian College; where he is also the founder and director of the annual Bethlehem Guitar Festival. Mr. Arnold is a member of the flute and guitar duo "Two Part Invention". The duo performs regularly throughout the Lehigh Valley and is included in the Pennsylvania Performing Arts On Tour (PennPat) roster. Also, the duo has been recently awarded a grant through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to arrange music for flute & guitar of the early American Moravian composers, which is to be published and recorded. The duo records for Bummer Tent Records.

Arnold holds an Artist Diploma degree from the Hartt School, University of Hartford; M.M. and a B.M. degree in Guitar Performance and Guitar Pedagogy from Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University. He received his training from Richard Provost and Dr. Glenn Caluda.

Admission for the concert is $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors & students, and $5 for children 12 and under. Advance tickets can be purchase online at: http://www.lvartsboxoffice.org/. Foy Concert Hall is located on Moravian College's South Campus.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type of accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880 at least one week prior to visiting Moravian.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.