Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) will do his first tour of China in the fall, with recitals and master classes in Shanghai and Chengdu; a recital in Santa Barbara, Calif.; and a tour of Europe (Switzerland, Spain, Germany). He will also perform on September 22 at the New World Center on Miami Beach, presenting the “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the New World Symphony and Michael Francis conducting. Barrueco will perform a solo recital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 11. He will also conduct a master class and then perform with the Brasilian Symphony Orchestra in Rio de Janeiro on August 17, with Robert Minczuk conducting the “Concierto de Aranjuez.”
Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) will end the fall semester with a performance with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and Victor Pablo Perez conducting the beautiful “Medea” by flamenco composer Manolo Sanlúcar originally for two flamenco guitars and orchestra. Barrueco will perform a 30 minute suite from the hour long ballet in a version for one guitar. Immediately following the performance, Barrueco will record “Medea” with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra in the Canary Islands and Victor Pablo Perez conducting for a release later in 2013 on Tonar Music.
Patrick Rafferty (MM ’06, GPD ’08) was one of three prize winners in the Artist Presentation Society of St. Louis Competition on Apr. 30. Rafferty is only the third guitarist to win this competition in its 63-year history. He will be featured in a solo recital in September.
David Sobel, a Master of Music student of Julian Gray, won the Collegiate Level Solo Performance Spot in the evening concert and performed Triaela by Roland Dyens at the Guitar Foundation of America’s Washington DC Regional Symposium on Apr. 29.
Marija Temo (MM ’94, Guitar) was interviewed in the April 2012 issue of Classical Guitar Magazine and in Gendai Guitar Magazine about her guitar model, the Marija Temo Model flamenco/classical hybrid.
She has released her latest single solo guitar recording, entitled Waves which is available for download on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, and other music related sites.
In New York City, May 5-6 and May 12-13, she was the featured singer joining Maestro Angel Gil-Ordóñez and the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company in their season premiere of El Amor Brujo.
In Pennsylvania on June 23 she will perform Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Kennett Symphony and will also be featured singing selections from de Falla’s El Amor Brujo.