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GHPSO’s Seventh Season Concludes with Exciting South American Music!

The Gig Harbor Peninsula Symphony Orchestra (GHPSO) presents its Spring Concert with South American Music performed by Duo Rubicund, a professional flute and guitar duo, on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7701 Skansie Avenue in Gig Harbor.

Duo Rubicund are Erica and Meredith. Rubicund means optimistic, bright, cheerful ... which describes their goals and mode of presentation when playing for audiences. A Google search brings up their website, YouTube renditions, Amazon mp3's, iTunes selections, and news releases on their concertizing activity.

On the combination of flute and guitar, Erica and Meredith present a feast of Latin American music. From Argentina to Puerto Rico to Cuba, they present works that take you on a tour through the history of the Tango, evoke the cities of Havana and Buenos Aires and deliver a tasty selection of dances and melodies. Program includes works by Piazzolla, Pujol, Ravel and the famous Gypsy Tango Jealousy.

A suggested donation of $5 per child, $10 per adult and $25 per family will benefit the orchestra and admission is free.

Labayen notes that GHPSO’s new season, like those of many orchestras across the country, is one contracted by current economic factors, looking to reinvent their community programs and test new models for sustainability. Committed to keeping the music alive in Gig Harbor, the orchestra’s board has balanced continued musical creativity with fiscal responsibility.

GHPSO, founded in 2005 to bring great music on a professional level to the Gig Harbor, Key and Lower Peninsula areas, is a 501(c)3 non-profit. The group receives significant sponsorship from the Gig Harbor Arts Commission, HarborStone Credit Union, MultiCare Health System, St. John’s Episcopal Church and other private donors. More musicians and volunteers are sought.

For more information on GHPSO, call (253) 238-6035 or go to