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Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Presents Fareed Haque, Former Sting Guitarist, and Jennifer Gunn Performing in 'the Listening Room'

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Cori Cooper

On Sunday, February 9th at 3:00pm, Fareed Haque and Jennifer Gunn will be performing in 'the Listening Room' at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake, IL. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Both are world class musicians. "It is a rare treat to be up close to this caliber of entertainer," stated Executive Director, Siobhan Cottone. "Gunn performs with the Chicago Sympony Orchetra, and Haque has toured with Sting!" To reserve your tickets today, visit www.LakesideLegacy.org or call 815-455-8000.

Haque and Gunn perform some of the rarely heard gems for the flute and guitar repertoire, and bring this music to life with first rate virtuosity and a unique stylistic understanding of world music, jazz and authentic performance practice.

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Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation. Haque was brought to the attention of Sting, who had just begun his record label Pangaea. Sting invited Haque to join the label and he released 2 critically acclaimed recordings "Voices Rising" and "Manresa". Haque toured briefly with Sting, including notable appearances at The Montreux Jazz Festival as well as NBC's Michelob Presents Sunday Night with David Sanborn, but his own career demands led Haque in other directions.

Jennifer M. Gunn was appointed to the position of piccolo of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by Daniel Barenboim in June 2005. Since joining the CSO, Jennifer has also been involved in the orchestra's MusicNOW contemporary music series and is a coach for the Civic Orchestra. Gunn made her debut as soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in May 2008 playing Vivaldi's Concerto in C Major, RV 443. She also has won several competitions including the National Flute Association's Piccolo Artist Competition in 2004. Gunn is currently on the faculty of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

Come to 'the Listening Room' on February 9th at 3:00pm to hear the impressionable music of the Fareed Haque and Jennifer Gunn. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at www.LakesideLegacy.org or by contacting the Box Office and asking for Roger (815)-455-8000. If online sales have not sold out, tickets can also be purchased at the door for $25. Lakeside encourages people to purchase tickets in advance. If you purchase tickets at the door on 2/9, however, please arrive by 2:30pm. A cash bar is also available during the concert. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.lakesidelegacy.org. 'the Listening Room' is located within Lakeside Legacy Arts Park at 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL. Lakeside Legacy is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and is also home to the Historic Dole Mansion.

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