posted October 3, 2005

Spatha-Two Guitars to Perform on Oct. 12

Spatha-Two Guitars will perform at Hope College on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Spatha-Two Guitars is a project created by guitarists Brandon Dyke and Shawn Allen. Determined to break the boundaries of classical music, their concerts range from Johan Sebastian Bach to Phillip Glass.

Allen holds a Bachelor's degree in guitar performance from the University of Southern California. Primarily a classical guitarist, he is also proficient in jazz, rock, fusion, and bluegrass. He has written music for film and television, and is an in-demand performer and instructor.

Dyke holds a Bachelor's degree in guitar performance from Toccoa Falls College. He is also well-versed in jazz, Latin, rock, and fusion styles. An avid composer and arranger, Dyke is currently authoring the book "Jazz Studies for the Classical Guitarist."

Additional information about the duo can be obtained by visiting www. spathamusic.com.

Nykerk Hall of Music is located on the central Hope campus, between College and Columbia avenues along the former 12th Street.