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Gallery at Penn College to Host Classical Guitar Concert

Pennsylvania College of Technology alumnus Alfonse Ciaccio will return to The Gallery at Penn College on Oct. 11 to present “The Good, the True and the Beautiful: An Afternoon of Classical Guitar Music.”

Ciaccio, a 1993 graduate, will perform from 1 to 2:30 p.m. He plans to feature pieces by classical and contemporary composers from around the world. The event offers a closing to the college’s Homecoming Weekend. It is free and open to the public.

Ciaccio has studied classical guitar with Mary Anthony, famed protégé of the Spanish master Narciso Yepes, and with Matthew Slotkin, of Mansfield University and the Eastman School of Music.

Ciaccio’s main emphasis is solo jazz guitar arranging and performing, and he has studied for many years with the legendary Gene Bertoncini, of New York City, and Steve Brown, of Ithaca College. His first solo project, “Pieces of My Heart,” was released in 2007.

The exhibit “Were You There: Evolution of a College Campus,” will be on display during Ciaccio’s performance and through Nov. 8. The exhibit explores the history of Penn College and its predecessor institutions, Williamsport Technical Institute and Williamsport Area Community College. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery will be closed Oct. 17-18 in conjunction with the college’s Fall Break.

The Oct. 11 event is the latest installment in the gallery’s “In Perfect Harmony: The Concert Series in The Gallery at Penn College.” Ciaccio also offered the series’ inaugural concert in February 2008.

For more about The Gallery at Penn College, visit online or call 570-320-2445. For general information about the college, visit on the Web or call toll-free 800-367-9222.