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Kreykenbohm Lecture held March 28

Candice Mowbray

Hagerstown Community College will present its annual Kreykenbohm lecture series on Thurs., March 28, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Kepler Center on HCC’s main campus.

This year’s lecture will feature classical guitarist Candice Mowbray. Mowbray will speak about French guitar virtuoso Ida Presti, who is considered by many to be one of the greatest classical guitarists in history. Mowbray will discuss Presti’s work and background and will also perform a selection of Presti’s compositions.

An active solo performer, chamber musician, and guest lecturer, Mowbray has performed at a number of festivals and events including the Bethlehem Guitar Festival, the Philadelphia Guitar Society concert series, and the IberoAmerican Guitar Festival. She has a doctorate of musical arts in classical guitar performance and was named as one of Hagerstown Magazine’s “Top Five People to Watch.”
HCC’s annual lecture series is named after Helen Kreykenbohm, a retired professor of foreign languages and former humanities division chair at HCC. Held annually each year, the Kreykenbohm lecture series seeks to promote the arts and humanities in the local area.

This year’s lecture will coincide with the opening reception for “Still in Motion,” a mixed media, drawing, and painting exhibit featuring the work of Kate Keely and Jennifer Hand. The opening reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the lecture will follow promptly at 7 p.m. Both events are free and are open to the public.

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