PEQUOT LAKES - Heard any good Middle Eastern Oud or Kemenche lately?
These and many other ethnic instruments, including one-of-a-kind custom-built instruments like the "Swar Rabouditar" and the "Guitarangi da Gamba" will be featured in a performance by multi-instrumentalist Todd Green at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Pequot Lakes High School theater stage.
Green also will have two student presentations: From 9:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 22, he'll display the instruments and music for students in the lower-level gym at Eagle View Elementary School; from 2-3:15 p.m. Oct. 23, he'll share with eighth-graders at the Pequot Lakes High School theater.
Green has astounded audiences across the country with his diversity on a multitude of string, flute and percussion instruments from all over the world. His performance will be enhanced by digital samplers, which allow him to record and over-dub instruments one by one, making him a one-man-orchestra.
Multi-instrumentalist Todd Green will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 on the Pequot Lakes High School theater stage.
Green has been writing and performing his own music professionally since age 15. He studied composition, arrangement and performance at Berklee College of Music and privately with guitar greats George Benson, Pat Metheny, Christopher Parkening and Mick Goodrick. He also has studied ethnic instruments, including the Indian Bansuri Flute and many others with players from around the world.
Most of Green's 30 years as a professional musician were spent on the East Coast, including New York City, where he performed with the top echelon of studio musicians and toured extensively with bands throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
In 1988, Green moved to Montana to pursue his own music full time. He stopped playing the electric guitar to concentrate on acoustic music and has since performed as a solo artist for concert associations and colleges throughout the United States and Canada. His columns on improvisation and composition have been published in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine, where he also received kudos for his first recording "Awakening."
Currently a resident of the Lake Tahoe area, he recently released his companion recordings, each with 24 tracks of original music, performed more than 40 instruments from around the world.
For more information on the concert, contact Pequot Lakes Community Education at (218) 568-9200. Tickets will be sold at the door starting one hour before the performance.
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