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Beautiful Music NOW - Sharon Isbin

Sharon Isbin performs at the Santo Stefano Festival on June 22, 2010 in Bologna, Italy
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Sharon Isbin performs at the Santo Stefano Festival on June 22, 2010 in Bologna, Italy

Minneapolis nativeSharon Isbin began her guitar studies at age 9 and eventually went on to study at Yale School of Music. Sharon Isbin is an in-demand soloist, and has commissioned more guitar concertos than any other guitarist. She founded the guitar department at The Juilliard School in New York in 1989, and remains its director. Today's Beautiful Music features a 1980 performance by Sharon Isbin of the Lute Suite in e by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Suzanne Bona is the host and executive producer of Sunday Baroque, a nationally syndicated weekly radio show of Baroque and early music which she originated on WSHU in 1987.