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A program with pluck

Jason Vieaux, the great guitarist who grew up in the Buffalo area, is teaming up with Grammy-nominated harp virtuoso Yolanda Kondonassis for a intriguing program Friday night at Slee Hall.

One piece on the program I like is Alan Hovhaness' "Spirit of the Trees." Kondonassis has recorded it and you can hear it up above. I like the exotic, Eastern-sounding melodies. They sound Greek, like Greek dances. Other parts of the piece make me think of early music, of carols.

This piece should sound beautiful in the pristine acoustics of Lippes Hall in Slee Hall. General admission is $12 in advance; $20 on Friday.

For info on Slee Hall events, call 645-2921.

-- Mary Kunz Goldman

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