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Portland International Guitar concert series continues June 28 and 29. Get tickets now.

COURTESY PHOTO - Meng Su, left, and Yameng Wang, the Beijing Guitar Duo, will present a concert June 28 in the Eliot Chapel in Portland. The musicians will also conduct a master class Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at Eliot Chapel.

Portland International Guitar Series XIV will present the Beijing Guitar Duo from China in a concert and master class taking place June 28 and 29 at the Eliot Chapel in Portland.

The Beijing Guitar Duo is made up of Meng Su and Yameng Wang of China, whose performances have impressed the public with "an ability and artistry that exceeds their years," according to William Jenks, president of the concert series. Their debut CD "Maracaipe" received a Latin GRAMMY nomination for the titled piece, which was dedicated to them by renowned guitarist/composer Sergio Assad. Their second CD "Bach to Tan Dun" has been widely noted for the world premiere recording of Tan Dun's "Eight Memories in Watercolor," specially arranged for the duo by Manuel Barrueco.

The concert will be held at 8 p.m. June 28 and complimentary refreshments will be served from 7 to 8 p.m. and during intermission.

The master class takes place at 11 a.m. June 29.

Advanced tickets are $39 general admission, $34 for those over 60 and students. VIP reserved seats are $52. To purchase visit or call 971-715-8097.

To register for the master class visit the website.

The Eliot Chapel is located at 1011 SW 12th Ave. Portland OR 97205.

There is one final concert and master class still to come in this season's series. Benjamin Verdery will present a concert July 17 and master class July 18. Learn more at

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