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Guitarist Jorge Torres, associate professor of music at Lafayette, and flutist Rebecca Stuhr will perform a recital of works for flute and guitar 8 p.m. today at the Williams Center for the Arts.

The concert will feature music by French composers Napoleon Coste and Emile Desportes, Brazilian composers Radames Gnattali and Celso Machado, and Argentine composer Asto Piazzolla.

Director of Lafayette’s Latin American Ensemble, Torres earned a Ph.D. in musicology from Cornell University. His research examines 17th century French lute performance, the Latin American bolero rom├íntico, and primary sources for Latin American big band music. His publications have appeared in Journal of the Lute Society of America, American Music, Notes, and Symposium. His article on the bolero rom├íntico is included in the collection From Tejano to Tango: Latin American PopularMusic (NY: Routledge, 2002).

He has taught at St. Lawrence University, where he directed the Caribbean and Latin American studies program, and at Grinnell College where, along with teaching courses in music history and world music, he founded the Latin American Performance Ensemble.

Stuhr studied modern and baroque flute with Kathleen Kraft of Sebastapol, Calif., and Cynthia Stokes of St. Paul, Minn. She has been a member of Musica Humana, the I-35 Baroque Ensemble, Basically Baroque, and soloed with the Baroque Orchestra of Iowa and the Kansas City Early Music Consort. Stuhr has two recordings, Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord, Opus 91 by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, performed with harpsichordist John Rommereim (Centaur Records, Inc., 1996), and Flute Sonatas, Opus 2 by Benedetto Marcello performed, with Mary Pshonik, baroque cello, and Lynn Zeigler, harpsichord (Centaur, 2003). She is a member of the library faculty at Grinnell College.

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