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Duo brings music to Sharon Forks Library
Performance on Valentine's Day
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Forsyth County News

If you're going

* What:
Noteworthy Duo

* When: 7 p.m. Monday

* Where: Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road

A couple of musical performers will play on a day often celebrated by couples -- Valentine's Day.

Noteworthy Duo, a guitar and flute ensemble, will give a free performance of Latin American music on Monday at the Sharon Forks Library branch.

"It's fitting for Valentine's Day," said Michael Nigro, guitarist. "We think of this hot-blooded Latin music."

Nigro and flutist Lisa Schroeder, from southern California, will stop in Forsyth County during a 10-day Southeastern tour of libraries and churches.

Branch manager Mendy Gunter said this will be the library's first musical program for adults, which she said was made possible by the Forsyth County Public Library Friends & Advocates.

Though the duo contacted the library without a specific day in mind, Gunter said the date was no coincidence.

"It was something we wanted to do on Valentine's Day," she said. "Their music is very pleasant and soft."

Since the duo plays an entirely acoustic set, smaller and quieter settings are best for their style, Nigro said.

The community space also allows people who couldn't afford to go to the symphony to hear classical music, he said.

The public setting can also open up ears and minds.

"When we play at libraries, we feel like we're reaching a lot of people that normally wouldn't try and listen to classical music intentionally," Nigro said. "Generally, after they hear us play, they're very impressed with the music."

In this performance, Nigro said the duo will play modern pieces, including a new selection, "Agua del Trapiche," that was composed for them.

Noteworthy Duo has been traveling for about three years, Nigro said, when the two faculty members at Vanguard University can take some time away.

He said they most enjoy touring because they find connections with people wherever they play.

"It really shows that music is a common language that we all speak," he said. "After a performance, everybody's good friends already because we've made this deep, intimate connection through the music."