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  • Berit Strong
    Saturday, February 20, 2021
    7:00 PM

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  • " ...Berit Strong was a colorful and commanding interpreter"

    — Richard Dyer, Boston Globe
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    Internationally acclaimed performer Berit Strong is pleased to present a one hour program online “Homage to the Great Julian Bream.”  As a teenager Berit was astonished and thrilled to hear the great English guitarist Julian Bream (7/15/33-8/14/20) play Elizabethan era compositions on his Renaissance Lute.  Initially drawn to classical guitar from hearing recordings of Segovia, Berit wondered if she too could play the airy, celestial sounding Lute in addition to the guitar.

    With a selection of Bream’s repertoire for your online recital Berit is hoping to recreate some of the musical magic that the great English guitarist is celebrated for. She will perform pieces by John Dowland, Alfonso Ferrabosco,  Luis Milan, Federico Moreno Torroba and Heitor Villa-Lobos.   Please join us on this jolly brief journey for a life well lived!

    Berit Strong graduated from the Hartt School of Music in 1984, received her Master’s in Performance from The New England Conservatory of Music and placed Third in the Guitar Foundation of America Competition in 1988. She served on the faculty at the Boston Conservatory and Bridgewater State University, and is currently teaching the Suzuki Method and adults online. Last summer she organized several outdoor mini festivals in her back yard and followed CDC guidelines.

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