Photo from lute & guitar concert

Elizabeth Brown gave us a lovely season finale, with a program of lute and guitar music from around the world.

December concert: Music for Lute and Guitar

Two Sides of the Rose: Music for Lute and Guitar
Tuesday, December 12, 7 pm
Slavonian Hall, Old Town

Elizabeth Brown takes us on a world tour to England, Holland and France on Renaissance Lute, followed by exhilarating music from Spain and the Americas for classical guitar. Throughout the performance Ms. Brown will share stories about the composers, give historical context and provide insights on this wonderful music.

Listen to KUOW this afternoon!

KUOW 94.9 FM
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2 pm
Elizabeth Brown talks with Dave Beck about the history of the lute, and gives a preview of tonight's concert. 2 pm on KUOW's The Beat.

You can also download the interview later:

Nice mention in the Sunday News Tribune

The News Tribune
Sunday, Dec 10
PLU professor to perform lute, guitar music in Tacoma

"So how often do you get to hear a lute recital in Tacoma?

"Elizabeth Brown, head of the guitar and lute program at Pacific Lutheran University, will present the December evening of the series Classical Tuesdays in Old Town, sponsored by the Old Town Business District. A member of Baroque Northwest and a regular soloist and performer all along the West Coast, Brown is a highly regarded specialist in lute, archlute, theorbo, vihuela and early guitars.

"The fretted and plucked string instrument called the lute goes back to 2000 B.C., but the version Brown will play Tuesday will be the European version developed in the 15th century: eight courses (15 strings), seven frets, and a sound like soft raindrops. The instrument that followed a few centuries later, the classical guitar, has the same six strings as today, but gut strings and a different construction yield a more intimate sound. Brown uses both to travel from Renaissance England, Holland and France through to 18th-century Spain and the Americas."