Classical guitarists perform concert at Hoag

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 August 2023 at 8:51 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Trio Ghidorah, a classical guitar trio, performed on Saturday at Hoag Library in Albion for about 50 people. The group includes Ken Luk, Bernardo Marcondes and Erik Gibelyou.

The three musicians formed their group while pursuing their doctoral degrees at the Eastman School of Music. The trio creates arrangements for three guitars of music not originally written for the instrument, including works by Stravinsky, Mozart, and Philip Glass.

They were the fifth performers in a new concert series at Hoag this year.

The remaining schedule includes:

  • Sunshine Quan: Saturday, September 23, at noon
  • Maya Ana Loncar: Saturday, Oct. 14 at noon
  • Rochester Mandolin Orchestra, Saturday, Nov. 4 at noon
  • Dr. Lynn McGrath, Saturday, Dec. 9 at noon

The concerts are free to the public with support from the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council and Friends of Hoag Library.

Bernardo Marcondes, left, and Erik Gibelyou are shown during the concert on Saturday.

Trio Ghidorah released its debut album, Dances and Fantasies, in March 2021.

The trio has performed frequently in the Rochester area. Their concert programs include music from the classical canon, contemporary works and Latin American music.

Ken Luk performs during the concert. Luk is an active performer, educator and arranger of classical guitar and mandolin.