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Ronn McFarlane set for NAU's Horizons Summer Concert Series / Arizona Daily Sun

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Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane is bringing his renowned music to the Horizons Summer Concert Series at Northern Arizona University. McFarlane will perform traditional and modern lute music during The Prince of Instruments concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, at the NAU Kitt Recital Hall. McFarlane seeks to bring the lute-the most popular instrument of the Renaissance-into the musical mainstream, making it accessible to wider audiences. "I hope the audience will feel uplifted and energized by the music, just as listeners responded many centuries ago," McFarlane said. He will play a 24-string lute for pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as Scottish and Irish tunes. He will play a 19-string lute for Renaissance and original music. The new music will lean toward neo-Renaissance, Celtic and impressionistic styles.

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