Guitarist Pepe Romero performs a work that he commissioned, Mon 8/21 @ 10pm
Pepe Romero, second son of one of the greatest guitarists that ever lived, was born in Málaga, Spain, in 1944, and today is one of a very few true living legends in the world of classical music. Honored by kings, heads of state and major institutions, one of Romero's greatest contributions has been his ability to connect with the common man, communicating the beauty of classical guitar to millions around the world.
8/7 Compositores Porteños: Born in Buenos Aires Music by three generations of composers, all born in Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires: Alberto Williams (1862-1952,) Alberto Ginastera (191-1983,) and Jorge Liderman (1957-2008.)
8/14 Three Mexican Composers: Chávez, Jiménez Mabarak, and Rolón Chamber, orchestral, and ballet music by three icons of 20th century Mexican classical music: José Rolón, Carlos Chávez, and Carlos Jiménez Mabarak.
8/21 Portraits of Andalucía Works for piano and voice and piano by Enrique Granados performed by Brazilian guitarist Turibio Santos in his own transcriptions and those of Miguel Llobet. Also on the program, Pepe Romero joins conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Sevilla in Lorenzo’s Palomos nocturnos de Andalucía, commissioned by Mr. Romero.
8/28 Film Music of Silvestre Revueltas No discussion of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema would be complete without talking about composer Silvestre Revueltas. This week, we hear selections from some of his great scores for great films, including his most famous work, “La Noche de los Mayas.”