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Classical guitar trio to perform featuring SPCAA instructor

St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy hosts Trio – Ghidorah, a classical guitar trio, for a free performance on Sunday, May 22, at 3:30 pm. A freewill offering will be taken for the musicians, but is not mandatory.

The trio is made up of Ken Luk, Bernardo Marcondes, and Erik Gibelyou. Marcondes currently serves as the guitar instructor at the Arts Academy. The three musicians formed their band while pursuing their doctoral degrees at the Eastman School of Music. They create arrangements not originally written for guitar, including works by Stravinsky, Mozart, and Philip Glass.

Trio Ghidorah’s debut album, Dances and Fantasies, was released in March 2021. The recording includes the group’s arrangements alongside works composed for three guitars by Paulo Bellinati, Stephen Dodgson, and Annette Kruisbrink. Selections from the album have been played on the public radio program The Intimate Guitar.

The trio has performed frequently in the Rochester area and beyond, with concerts at the George Eastman Museum, the Little Theatre, the Eastman School of Music, Bloomsburg University, Alfred University, and SUNY Geneseo. Their concert programs include music from the classical canon, contemporary works, and Latin American music.