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By Laura Moore
Special The PREVIEW
The Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts continues its free Summer Concert Series on July 23 at 7 p.m. with Wong and Burhoe.
Bring your lawn chair and a friend and enjoy the music of Sandra Wong as she plays the nyckelharpa — a traditional Swedish instrument with 16 strings that has been played for over 600 years.
She will perform with Ty Burhoe on the tabla, a pair of hand drums from India that involve extensive use of the fingers and palms to create an a vast array of beautiful sounds.
The free concert series is a wonderful way to enjoy listening or dancing to music and enjoy connecting with our community members. A perfect combination for Wong, who describes her focus as, “connecting other people and cultures through music as a way to build community and express our common humanity.”
Wong was last seen in Pagosa at the Folk and Bluegrass Festival, as well as in 2012 at the Center for the Arts, with Burhoe. They played an original form of acoustic music that blends influences from Western classical, folk, bluegrass, jazz and world music to a standing ovation. This summer is sure to be no different.
Mark your calendars for the final concert of the free series on Aug. 6, featuring the New Mexico duo Round Mountain, a two-man singing folk orchestra.
The free Summer Concert Series is sponsored by the Pagosa Woman’s Golf Association, Mountain Landing, High Country Lodge and the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.