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Father-Son Duo to Give Thanksgiving Concert

Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 [10:23 AM]

Jon Reynolds
Guitarist Jon Reynolds will join his father, LWC Professor of Music Robert Reynolds,
for a Nov. 21 concert.

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College will host a concert to put people in the mood of the season. The father-son duo of Robert and Jon Reynolds will perform "A Thanksgiving Cornucopia Concert" at 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, Nov. 21, in the W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. The concert -- which is part of the 2010-11 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series -- is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature "seasonally selected, and somewhat unusual, guitar and piano music," said Robert Reynolds, who is a pianist and professor of music at Lindsey Wilson. Guitarist Jon is from Fort Mitchell, Ky.

The Sunday afternoon concert will offer an eclectic fare of music, including selections by classical composers Mozart and Tchaikovsky as well as modern composers Vince Guaraldi and George Winston.

"The pieces are mood-setting pieces about fall, autumn, Thanksgiving and the season," Robert Reynolds said. "People will recognize the pieces, and they will be put in mood for the season upon us."

For Jon Reynolds, the Sunday performance is an opportunity to return to a place responsible for his love of the arts.

"One of my earliest experiences at Lindsey Wilson dates to 1983 when I saw a production of A Christmas Carol in the college's V.P. Henry Auditorium when I was a mere 11 years old," said Jon Reynolds, who is now an English as a second language coordinator with Kenton County Adult Education at Gateway Community and Technical College. "I am pretty sure that wasn't the first time I had been on the campus, but I can state with certainty that it was the most vivid.

"Lindsey Wilson College and I have watched each other grow up, and though I don't get to come back and see it as much as I used to, I will continue to 'honor it in my heart -- in the past, present, and future.'"

Jon Reynolds did not take up the guitar until after he graduated from nearby Centre (Ky.) College. Since then, he and his father have given public concerts about every two years.

Robert Reynolds said that because of professional and family responsibilities, he and his son don't get many chances to perform in public. That's another reason why he is looking forward to this Sunday's performance.

"I never pushed Jon to study music, but he as always enjoyed it, and it's a lot of fun to perform with him -- especially around the holidays," Robert Reynolds said.

Robert and Jon Reynolds will perform "A Thanksgiving Cornucopia Concert" at 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, Nov. 21, in Lindsey Wilson College W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. For more information, contact LWC Cultural Affairs Chair Phil Hanna at hannap@lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8250.

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