Guitarist Seth Josel in Farmington concert on Oct. 15

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FARMINGTON — The Arts Institute of Western Maine will present a concert by Seth Josel, contemporary guitarist at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Emery Community Arts Center.

Originally from New York, now residing in Berlin, Germany, Josel has become one of the leading instrumental pioneers of his generation. His upcoming concert will celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Fall of the The Wall” with a program of works by Berlin-based composers.

As a soloist, Josel has concertized throughout Europe, Japan, Israel, the U.S. and Canada. He has been a guest performer with leading orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (London), and ensembles and major music festivals throughout Europe.

In recent seasons he has been guesting regularly with KNM Berlin, Ensemble SurPlus of Freiburg as well as with the Basel Sinfonietta. He is a founding member of the Amsterdam-based CATCH electric guitar quartet.

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After acquiring his bachelor of music degree at the Manhattan School of Music, Josel enrolled at Yale University and earned the Master of Music degree; he then went on to become the first guitarist at Yale to earn the MMA and the Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. He has participated in the master classes of Oscar Ghiglia and Andres Segovia.

Tickets are $10 at the door. The concert is free for anyone 18 years old and younger and for students with an ID. For more information, visit www.artsinstitute.org.

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