Renaissance musician plays special show

By: 
Charlie Denison
Reporter

Multi-instrumentalist Lauren Pelon performs at a recent show. Pelon plays Sunday at the Lewistown Public Library at 6 p.m. Her concert, “Women in Music: Someone Will Remember Us,” will feature around 15-20 instruments from all over the world.

Photo courtesy of Lauren Pelon

 

Fresh off her “Living Roots of Music” tour, multi-instrumentalist Lauren Pelon is returning to Lewistown, performing a special showcase called “Women in Music: Someone Will Remember Us” at Lewistown Public Library’s upstairs meeting room. 

This free show “celebrates music written by, or for, women,” Pelon said, “and crosses the boundaries of time.” 

“I also do a lot of music by both women and men, and it’s nice to focus on just the music of women,” she said. “This is also my way of celebrating National Women’s History Month, which just took place in March. I’m a little late, but that’s alright.” 

Pelon will perform music spanning the ages and spanning the globe, playing a variety of ancient and modern instruments. 

“I’ll be playing around 15-20 instruments for this particular program,” she said. “In my last showcase, I played around 25 instruments.” 

During her shows, Pelon mixes original compositions with compositions that go all the way back to the Middle Ages. 

Some of the instruments she will play during the showcase are also from the Middle Ages, such as a hurdy gurdy, a lute and Native American flutes. 

Pelon was inspired to play such exotic instruments through her love of music and fascination with the different time periods. 

“I love to share the music, but I also love the history involved,” Pelon said. “However, I’m not trying to educate anyone. Whatever people take away from the show is wonderful. I just love doing music. Music is my life.” 

The family-friendly event begins at 6 p.m. 

“I’m looking forward to being back in Lewistown,” Pelon said. “It’s a great community of people and a beautiful little town.” 

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