September 22, 2008 Renowned Classical Guitar Artist Francesc de Paula Soler To Perform at the Library of Congress

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Catalan classical guitar artist Francesc de Paula Soler presents a concert at the Library of Congress at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Whittall Pavilion on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., S.E. Washington, D.C. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Music Division of the Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Mission of Spain at the Organization of American States and Spain’s International Cooperation and Development Agency (AECID). Soler is the scion of a well-known Spanish artistic family. He began studying guitar at the age of 11 and later trained at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica in Barcelona, Spain. He continued postgraduate studies with Andres Segovia and Narciso Yepes. He performs and lectures around the world and has been featured on television and radio programs in Europe and in the United States. The Library of Congress, the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, is the world's preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled collections and integrated resources to Congress and the American people. Many of the Library’s rich resources and treasures may also be accessed through the Library’s Web site and via interactive exhibitions on a new, personalized Web site at The Hispanic Division, established in 1939, is the Library’s center for the study of the cultures and societies of Latin America, the Caribbean, the Iberian Peninsula and other areas with significant Spanish and Portuguese influence. For more information about the division’s resources and programs, visit


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ISSN 0731-3527