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Contact: Wendi Lewis, Marketing and Public
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wendi.lewis@ahc.alabama.gov, 334-230-2680


 


September 22, 2021


 


Gaineswood to host “Afternoon of Guitar” featuring Giovanni De Chiaro


 


(Demopolis, AL) Gaineswood, a historic property
of the Alabama Historical Commission, will host an “Afternoon of Guitar”
featuring classical guitarist Giovanni De Chiaro on Sunday, October 10, at 2:30
p.m. The event will be held outdoors on the grounds at Gaineswood.


 


The American classical guitarist Giovanni De Chiaro made his debut
in 1976 in a Carnegie Hall performance that launched a career of distinction.
He has presented seven solo recitals at Carnegie Hall and more recently
performed there with the Mississippi Guitar Quartet, an ensemble he
established. He has concertized throughout the United States, South America,
Canada, Europe and Mexico and has performed for Pope John Paul II at the
Vatican in Rome. He also was invited to perform for President and Mrs. Bill
Clinton for two special Christmas functions at the White House. More
information is available at
giovannidechiaro.com.


Fifty chairs for the concert on the lawn will be provided, and
guests also are welcome to bring their own chairs or blankets. Refreshments
will be made available. Mr. De Chiaro will play selections from Scott Joplin
and Leonard Bernstein. The event is free to the public, although donations in
support of the continued preservation of the historic site are appreciated. The
site is operated by Friends of Gaineswood.


Gaineswood
is located at 805 South Cedar Avenue, Demopolis, Alabama 36732.


 


Gaineswood is a historic property of the Alabama
Historical Commission. To learn more about Gaineswood or the Alabama Historical
Commission, please visit
ahc.alabama.gov.


 


About Gaineswood


Gaineswood, a National Historic Landmark, was
constructed over an 18-year period (1843-1861). Owner and architect Nathan
Bryan Whitfield produced a series of elaborate interior suites with domed
ceilings. He adopted many details from popular architectural pattern books by
Minard Lafever and others.


 


About the Alabama Historical Commission


Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S.
Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic
preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state
legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s
historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of
endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public
attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and
cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and
properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission
fees please visit
ahc.alabama.gov  


 


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