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News Archguitarist Peter Blanchette Featured in Music for a Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at Marlboro College, November 2.


MARLBORO, VT- (October 17, 2008) - Archguitarist Peter Blanchette will perform in Marlboro College's Ragle Hall at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 2, as part of Marlboro's Music for a Sunday Afternoon concert series. Blanchette will perform selections from Bach and Rota, as well as spontaneous selections at the close of his recital, with those composers and pieces to be announced.

Blanchette is the inventor of the archguitar, an eleven-stringed instrument with a greatly expanded musical range. Blanchette was the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant Recipient Composer for his North / South for String Orchestra, winning the state's top honor. He has also produced music HBO's Sex and the City and PBS' Inside the Tuscan Hills.

He attended Marlboro College, studying composition and counterpoint with Stan Charkey, whom Blanchette credits as his most important music teacher, graduating in 1992. He is currently organizing the inaugural season of The Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra, a 40-member ensemble of electric and acoustic guitarists from all musical genres.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Marlboro College Public Relations office at 802-251-7644 or In the event of inclement weather, please call 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.

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