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Ernesto Tamayo Benefit on Center Stage

Written by Cary Burkett, Arts & Culture Desk and WITF Host | Jun 4, 2013 10:49 AM

Sunday, June 16, 8 p.m. on witf's Center Stage


Ernesto Tamayo

An orchestra of guitars takes the stage at the Ware Center in Lancaster in an outpouring of support for classical guitarist and influential teacher Ernesto Tamayo, who has long been a premiere champion of the classical guitar in the region, and a well-known recording artist.  

Battling a severe form of brain cancer, Ernesto Tamayo is unable to perform or teach. Nor was he able this past March to take part in the annual Lancaster International Guitar Festival which he founded five years ago.

A gathering of his former guitar students, his friends and supporters came together instead to create a special benefit concert to honor Ernesto and raise funds for his expenses and medical bills. Paul Morton and Matt Bacon are former students who perform in the concert, along with guitarists David Cullen, Allen Krantz, Ana Vidovic and Mark Edwards, who won the Festival competition last year.

For the finale, an orchestra of guitars made up of supporters and friends of Ernesto takes the stage under the direction of Marcia Englar to perform.

Director of the Ware Center, Harvey Owen joins Cary Burkett as a guest host on the witf Center Stage broadcast of the concert, and listeners will be encouraged to make a contribution to the fund to support Ernesto. The conert airs Sunday evening , June 16 at 8.

Contributions can be made by making out a check to Ernesto Tamayo, and mailing it:

c/o The Ware Center

41 North Prince Street

Lancaster, PA 17603

Donations by credit card can be made by calling the Ware Center during business hours, Monday through Friday at 717-871-2308.



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