Classical guitarist Jeff Rojo will present a Sounds of Second Sunday concert Sunday, June 12 at 3 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Joining him will be fellow guitarist Bill Andrews from Boothbay Harbor.

Rojo brings classical Spanish guitar music to the forefront, recalling the romantic strains of Andres Segovia and the passion of Carlos Montoya. His own history goes back six to seven generations of Harringtons in South Bristol. His grandfathers being sea captains accounts for his love of sailing and his return to Maine this past year, he said. His love of Spanish guitar comes from when the family lived in Mexico City and his father encouraged him to obtain his certification in Guitar Music and Performance at the Conservatory of Mexico City. Rojo also received certification from ABRSM, an international affiliate.

Andrews grew up in the Boothbay Harbor area and was drawn to guitars at an early age. His initial interest was in popular music and rock ‘n’ roll, but he discovered the endless possibilities of the classical Spanish guitar. After enrolling at the University of Maine at Orono, Andrews soon was learning the classical guitar techniques and repertoire from teacher Tom Hoffman.

Rojo connected with Andrews at a guitar workshop given by Antonio Lopez at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House in 2006.  They continue to work on guitar duets and have developed good ensemble chemistry necessary for dual performance. Their music now ranges from Elizabethan-era lute music to German  Baroque dances to the romantic ballroom music of Spain.

Admission to the concert is $10 at the door, and a reception will follow the performance.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.