In Nordica Auditorium

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FARMINGTON – Guitarist Kenneth Labrecque with be joined by flutist Emily Savadge in a performance of works for classical guitar, guitar and flute Saturday, Jan. 27, at the University of Maine campus. Joining them in some jazz standards will be bass guitarist Greg Lindholm.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Nordica Auditorium at Merrill Hall.

The program will begin with one of the greatest solo works ever written for cello, Bach’s Cello Suite #3, arranged for guitar by David Leisner, who wrote “Rather than fight the distinction between the two instruments, the guitarist should capitalize on it and, instead of imitating the cello, should play it as a guitar piece.”

Also on the program are a flute and guitar arrangement of a Bach Sonata originally written by Bach for violin and harpsichord, and “Entr’acte,” a flamenco-flavored piece written by Jacques Ibert.

Of the Ibert piece, flutist Sue Ann Kahn writes: “One of the flutist’s most precious legacies is the treasury of short pieces by Jacques Ibert. Gems from Ibert’s most fertile years, these works charm, touch and amuse player and listener alike.”

Rounding out the program will be a selection of jazz pieces, including “Wave,” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and “Body and Soul,” written by Johnny Green and made famous by Coleman Hawkins in 1939.

Labrecque studied jazz and guitar with Tony Gaboury, Gary Wittner, Tom Hoffman, and Keith Crook. He is an adjunct faculty at the University of Maine at Farmington and has been an adjunct faculty at Bates since 1987. His group, The Bad Dogs, has performed throughout central Maine since 1992.

Savadge, a high-school student at Dirigo in Dixfield, is a flute student of Anne Geller in Farmington. She has been all-state in music for the last two years, plays second flute in the UMF Community Orchestra, is a member of her high-school band and sings in the chorus. She is also studying voice and piano with Margaret Emery. Savadge enjoys musical theater and has performed on stage and in orchestras for numerous musicals.

Lindholm has played for Hillbilly Central, a touring country band, as well as with The Bad Dogs and the Blues Bullies.

Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors; and free for children 16 and under. There will be no advance sale of tickets. For more information, call 645-2157.

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