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On Saturday, May 10th at 7:30 pm, the world music duo "Kaleidos" returns to the Joy of Music Concert Series held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 758 Main Street in Wilbraham, MA. Classical guitarist Yovianna Garcia and multi-percussionist Sayun Chang join forces to present an exciting and unique array of music from around the world. Come hear the playing and singing styles of a variety of cultures, including Puerto Rican, Taiwanese, African, South American, and many more. The concert will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets! If the weather isn't favorable, the concert will be held on the same date and time, but inside. There is a $10 suggested donation and refreshments will be served following the program. For more information, please visit www.christthekinglutheranchurch.org and for more information on the performers, please visit www.kaleidosmusic.com

Known by her musically expressive and charismatic performances in venues for the Miami International Guitar Festival, Connecticut Guitar Society, New Music Hartford contemporary music series, Primer Festival de Guitarra Clásica in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and other performances in United States, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic; Puerto Rican guitarist Yovianna García is a unique, young promise in the classical guitar scene. After growing up in a family of musicians, she studied her Bachelor in Music degree at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico with Leonardo Egúrbida, her Masters in Music degree at The Hartt School with Richard Provost; and has studied here in USA and abroad with other world-class artists such as Nicholas Goluses, Roland Dyens, Manuel Barrueco, Eduardo Fernández, Benjamin Verdery, Berta Rojas, Oscar Ghiglia, Angel Romero, William Kanengeiser, Nigel North, Jason Vieaux, David Starobin, and Jeremy Jouve. Yovianna released her first solo recording “Portrait” in June 2011, and is constantly, tirelessly, and lovingly performing in the Northeast USA and abroad, recording, competing, teaching (Hartt Community Division, Hartford Guitar Studio and other studios), and working in diverse musical projects such as her guitar/percussion/vocal duo Kaleidos with Taiwanese percussionist Sayun Chang. For more and updated info, visit www.yoviannagarcia.com

Multi-percussionist Sayun Chang’s musical interests range from traditional and contemporary classical musics to many diverse disciplines of world music. She has collaborated with Taiwanese indigenous dance groups on several occasions, and she has performed in international folk festivals throughout Turkey, Greece, Canada and Hungary. In 2011, Sayun participated in the Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice at New England Conservatory, Boston, and also presented the world premiere of Che-Yi Lee’s Fantasy on the love of Shiao-Guei Lake for violin and marimba in MiaoLi, Taiwan. During 2009 and 2010, she performed Anders Koppel’s Marimba Concerto No. 1 with The Sound of the Spring Orchestra, and also gave the world premiere of Feng-Hsu Lee’s percussion concerto, Love Songs from The Kalabai River, with the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taipei, Taiwan. Currently, Sayun is a doctoral student at The Hartt School, where she studies orchestral percussion with Ben Toth. She received her Master’s Degree from The Hartt School and Bachelor’s Degree from Taipei National University of the Arts. Her past teachers have included Shane Shanahan (Frame Drumming), Ted Piltzecker (Jazz Vibes), Rogerio Baccato (Brazilian drumming), John Amira (Cuban and Haitian drumming), Joe Galeota (African drumming), Pei-Ching Wu, and Tzong-Ching Ju. She was a member of the Ju Percussion Group and Youth Concert Band in Taiwan.