September 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall
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as “the soul of the Spanish guitar,” Pablo Sáinz Villegas has become known worldwide
for his “virtuosic playing characterized by irresistible exuberance,” as
described by the New York Times. His
interpretations conjure the passion, playfulness, and drama of Rioja, his
homeland’s rich musical heritage.
Villegas has appeared on some of the world’s most prestigious
stages, such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Philharmonie in Berlin, and the
Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He has been invited as featured soloist with
orchestras in more than 30 countries, including the Pittsburgh, Israel
Philharmonic, Cincinnati, Spanish National, and Denmark symphonies. He wrapped
up a past season by performing on a floating stage on the Amazon River
with famed tenor Plácido Domingo, which was livestreamed worldwide to millions.
the last decade, he has created projects that bring music beyond the
performance halls, reaching more than 15,000 children and youth through
volunteering his time, establishing music programs, visiting schools, and
creating unique community activities around the globe. His efforts have granted
him invitations to play for both the Dalai Lama and the Spanish Royal Family.
in La Rioja in Northern Spain, Sáinz Villegas began guitar lessons at age six
and gave his first public performance at seven. He graduated at the top of his
class at every school and university he attended and acquired a collection of
over 30 international awards. He has his doctorate from the Manhattan School of
Music and currently lives in New York City.
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performance start time. Tickets are priced at $22 for regular admission, $18
for seniors (60 or older), and $12 for active I-Card holders, students, and
children. Group rates are available for parties of 15 or more.
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