Lauren Pelon will play yesteryear instruments during a concert/talk set for Feb. 8 at Tyler Public Library. (Courtesy)  

Minnesota-based singer and musician Lauren Pelon will present a concert and talk in Tyler in which she traces the history of music and development of instruments.

During the free presentation at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Tyler Public Library's Taylor Auditorium, 201 S. College Ave., she will perform her original compositions along with music, some dating back to the first century, from ancient Greece, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, according to promotional material.

"I am fascinated by the interesting ways people of other cultures and different times have found to make music," Pelon said on her website. "I especially enjoy doing these programs because they differ from ordinary concert performances. They offer not only an opportunity to listen to music, but also a way to think about how music has affected the lives of people all over the world — from ancient times to our own modern day."

Pelon plays many yesteryear instruments including the archlute, guitar, lute-guitar, lyre, recorders, gemshorns, cornamuse, krummhorn, schreierpfeife, shawm, rackett, pennywhistles, concertina, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, psaltery and eagle bone flute.

“We’re so excited to welcome Ms. Pelon to the library,” Service Access Librarian Connie Greer said in a statement released by the library. “She will bring a unique performance that highlights diversity in music from around the world.”

Friends of the Tyler Public Library is sponsoring the performance.  


Danny Mogle has covered news in East Texas for decades. He currently focuses on arts, entertainment and human interest stories and serves as the editor of Lifestyles Magazine.

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