Live Music at the Orlando Science Center

September 8, 2011, 2:20 am

Enjoy a weekend of acoustic guitar from local masters as the Orlando Science Center continues to host live music to accompany their world premiere exhibit, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World. Here is some background information on some of the artists performing:

Barry Brogan grew up with the old music, and his guitars have old souls. He plays vintage pieces from the Roaring Twenties and Thirsty Thirties, including blues and ragtime. His finger style arrangements are award-winning and he is a master with six-and twelve string, and bottleneck slide guitars. His favorite artists include Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Fats Waller, and Robert Johnson.

Alex Ivanov is 16 years old and started playing guitar at age of nine. He is proficient in many genres from rock and blues to jazz and heavy metal. An Orlando native, he has played Biketoberfest and Bike Week in Daytona Beach, the 2008 International Kids Expo and the Winter Park Art Festival. Alex has shared the stage with Phil Stokes from the Pure Prairie League and Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Currently, Alex is writing and recording his own music.

The Orlando Science Center is located at 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando FL 32803. Barry and Alex will both perform on the stage within the guitar exhibit.  Barry Brogan will perform Saturday, September 10 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Alex Ivanov  will perform Sunday, September 11 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

These appearances support GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World. This 5,000 square foot exhibit offers enthusiasts an opportunity to journey through the history and evolution of the guitar with displays of 60 classic and contemporary guitars plus hands-on activities that examine the science of sound. Discover why the guitar is one of the most widely recognized cultural symbols of our day.

These appearances are included in general admission to the Orlando Science Center. General admission is $17 for adults, $12 for youth ages 3 to 11. General admission also includes access to the Guitar exhibit as well as all four floors of interactive exhibits, giant screen films, and live science demonstrations. For more information call 407-514-2000

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