CHEYENNE, WYO. – One musician. More than 25 instruments. The influence of numerous countries.
The Bank of the West Music Series presents Lauren Pelon and her performance, “The Living Roots of Music.” Free and open to the public, this event takes place at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, in the Laramie County Library’s Cottonwood Room.
The program is presented as part of the Laramie County Community College Foundation’s cultural and community enrichment series. The Laramie County Library is a program partner for the performance.
Pelon traces the story of music and performs music from around the world on archlute, guitar, lute-guitar, lyre, recorders, gemshorns, cornamuse, krummhorn, schreierpfeife, shawm, rackett, pennywhistles, concertina, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, bowed psaltery, Kiowa courting flute, eagle bone flute, electric wind instrument and MIDI-pedalboard.
She has appeared on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion and appeared at the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts in St. Petersburg. Pelon has received several awards for her work and has performed in several countries on five continents.
"I’m fascinated by the interesting ways people of other cultures and different times have found to make music," says Pelon. "These performances offer a way to think about how music has affected the lives of people all over the world."
This concert melds her own original compositions with her arrangements of music from ancient Greece, medieval Europe, and contemporary Africa and Middle East.
For more information about this or other cultural events through the LCCC Foundation, contact Lisa Trimble at 307.432.1603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.