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Alumnus Ciaccio to Present Classical Guitar Concert at Gallery

The Gallery at Penn College will continue its “In Perfect Harmony” concert series on Oct. 9 with the return of alumnus Alfonse Ciaccio, who will present an afternoon of classical guitar music to close Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Homecoming Weekend.

Ciaccio, a 1993 graduate, will present “The Beauty That Surrounds Us” at 1:30 p.m., filling the gallery with the sounds of time-honored classics and works by contemporary composers. The gallery will also be filled by artwork in a variety of media by 29 alumni of Penn College and its predecessors, Williamsport Area Community College and Williamsport Technical Institute.

Ciaccio has studied classical guitar with Mary Anthony, famed protégé of the Spanish master Narciso Yepes; Matthew Slotkin, of Mansfield University and the Eastman School of Music; with Gene Bertoncini, of New York City; and Steve Brown, of Ithaca College. Ciaccio’s main emphasis is solo jazz guitar arranging and performing. He is working on a jazz CD with his Alfonse Ciaccio Trio and a classical guitar CD highlighting his own compositions.

Admission to the concert, and all gallery exhibits, is free. Gallery hours are Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 7 p.m.; and Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Saturday and Monday). The gallery will be closed Oct. 14-16 in conjunction with the college’s Fall Break.

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