Classical guitarist Giovanni De Chiaro will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Eldred Community Center, 270 W. 500 North in Provo, as the opening event of the 1991 Winter Classical Guitar Symposium, Jan. 10-12.

De Chiaro, a member of the music faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi, made his New York debut in 1976 at Carnegie Hall and has since earned notice as both a performer, who records for Centaur Records, and as a transcriber of classical works. He was named Young Artist of the Year in 1982 by Musical America, and has twice been featured in award-winning PBS television specials.Admission to Thursday's program is $5. Tickets will be available at the community center one hour before the performance, or can be arranged in advance by calling Norma McNamara at McNamara's Classical Guitar Studio, the symposium sponsor, at 377-6767.