Classical guitarist, Jay Steveskey will visit the Dietrich Theater to perform some music of the classical guitar repertoire from South America on Sunday, Oct. 6 beginning at 3 p.m. This free concert will feature music of the tango master, Astor Piazzolla and fellow countryman Maximo Diego Pujol from Argentina. He will also perform the “Suite Popular Brésilienne” of Heitor Villa-Lobos.
This concert is sponsored by John Keker and is in memory of Jessie Reppy Keker. Jessie was not only on the Board of Directors at the Dietrich Theater, but she was also a wonderful contributor of ideas for displays in the Earnshaw Gallery. The display of Historic Homes in Tunkhannock was one of her ideas. She loved to gather information and artifacts and then help arrange exhibits. The last exhibit she contributed to was the Bridal Bliss exhibit, the display of bridal gowns of the last 150 years. Jessie had an aesthetic sense for graceful and meaningful arrangement of artifacts.
Jessie was an avid fan of Steveskey. For many years she would attend each of his performances at the Dietrich Theater and claim that his beautiful music allowed her to totally become immersed in it, describing it as a “healing experience.” She also appreciated the Murray Theater as a venue, giving all who attend a very intimate listening experience. It is very fitting that John Keker has sponsored this concert so that even more people will be able to have this kind of experience.
Steveskey is active as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He is founder and president of the Classical Guitar Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania and runs the Fiddle Lake Classical Guitar School located in Susquehanna County amid the Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Free tickets can be reserved for the concert by calling (570) 996-1500.