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Christopher Parkening Students to Appear in Concert

Pepperdine guitar students, under the direction of world renowned classical guitarist, Christopher Parkening, will perform pieces they have been studying in class.  The free concert will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 in Payson Library’s Surfboard Room.

Christopher is a distinguished professor of music at Pepperdine University and has chaired the Christopher Parkening Chair in Classical Guitar since the fall of 2002.  The Parkening International Guitar Competition, honoring Parkening's lifetime commitment to fostering musical excellence in young artists, is held every four years.

Parkening has performed around the world, including such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and the White House. His television appearances include the Grammy® Awards, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and 20/20. He has recorded over 20 albums, and earned two Grammy® nominations in the category of "Best Classical Recording."

For more information, visit the libraries website.