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San Francisco Performances Presents
Manuel Barrueco, guitar

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 7:00pm | $60/$50/$45
Herbst Theatre

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—September 23, 2019—San Francisco Performances (SFP) presents guitarist, Manuel Barrueco, who will be showcasing a program that is steeped in Spanish and New World musical traditions on Sunday, October 13, 7:00pm at Herbst Theatre. SF Performances presents Manuel Barrueco for the 15th time. He made his SFP debut in 1989 and last returned in March, 2016. Barrueco was SF Performances’ first Guitarist-in-Residence (1997–2001).

“We’re excited to present an exhilarating program that will bring the audience on a journey a journey from Cuba to Spain," remarks SFP President Melanie Smith. Barrueco has been described by the LA Times as, "A major artist with remarkable musicianship and a world of technique…simply and consistently—awesome.”>

Manuel Barrueco will be performing works by LUIS DE NARVÁEZ, HÉCTOR ANGULO, IGNACIO CERVANTES, JULIÁN ORBÓN, ENRIQUE GRANADOS, ISAAC ALBÉNIZ and F. TÁRREGA.

The legendary Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. His unique artistry has been continually described as that of a superb instrumentalist and a superior and elegant musician, possessing a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts.

His career has been dedicated to bringing the guitar to the main musical centers of the world. During three decades of concertizing, he has performed across the United States from the New World Symphony in Miami to the Seattle Symphony, and from the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to New York’s Lincoln Center. He has appeared with such prestigious orchestras as the Philadelphia Orchestra and with the Boston Symphony under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, in the American premiere of Toru Takemitsu’s To the Edge of Dream. In addition, he appears regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and with San Francisco Performances.

His international tours have taken him to some of the most important musical centers in the world. Highlights include the Royal Albert Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philharmonie in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid, and Palau de la Musica in Barcelona. In Asia he has completed close to a dozen tours of Japan and made repeated appearances in Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China, and Hong Kong. Barrueco’s tours of Latin America have included performances in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico. Barrueco’s tours of Latin America have included performances in Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Panama, and Puerto Rico.

He has also performed as a guest soloist with other international orchestras, such as the Russian State Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, Auckland Symphony in New Zealand, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo (OSESP), in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the radio symphonies of Munich and Frankfurt. Barrueco’s commitment to contemporary music and to the expansion of the guitar repertoire has led him to collaborations with many distinguished composers such as Steven Stucky, Michael Daugherty, Roberto Sierra, Arvo Pärt, Jonathan Leshnoff, Gabriela Lena Frank, Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, Jonathan Leshnof, and Toru Takemitsu, whose last orchestral work Spectral Canticle was a double concerto written specifically for Manuel Barrueco and violinist Frank Peter Zimmerman.

Manuel Barrueco began playing the guitar at the age of eight, and he attended the Esteban Salas Conservatory in his native Cuba. He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1967, as political refugees. Later, he completed his advanced studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he now shares his love for music with a small number of exceptionally gifted young guitarists from all over the world.

Manuel Barrueco is the recipient of the United States Artist Fontanals Fellowship for Artistic Excellence.

The evening’s program will be as follows:
LUIS DE NARVÁEZ: Three Pieces from the Renaissance
HÉCTOR ANGULO: Yoruban Chants from Cuba
IGNACIO CERVANTES: Cuban Dances
JULIÁN ORBÓN: Prelude and Dance
ENRIQUE GRANADOS: La Maja de Goya, Tonadilla; A la Cubana, Op. 36
ISAAC ALBÉNIZ: Selections from Suite Española, Op, 47
F. TÁRREGA: Three Transciptions (Jota de los Ratas, from the zarzuela “Le Gran Via”; La Paloma, Habanera; and Tango de la Cadera, from the zarzuela “El Ratón”)

Watch a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RkHwFoew-Y

Tickets are $60/$50/$45 and can be purchased at sfperformances.org or by calling 415.392.2545. Tickets can also be purchased at the door as available including 50% off student rush tickets.

About San Francisco Performances

San Francisco Performances has been a leader in the Bay Area cultural scene since our founding in 1979. With a strong curatorial vision and adventurous programming, we are the city’s premier presenter of intimate concerts and solo performances.

We have introduced hundreds of established and emerging classical music, jazz and dance artists to audiences, including Yo-Yo Ma, the Juilliard String Quartet, Philip Glass, Wendy Whelan, and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. We also champion a new generation, committed to building a contemporary and equitable repertoire. Performers like violinist Jennifer Koh, tenor Lawrence Brownlee and pianist/composer Vijay Iyer are moving their art into the present and future, making it accessible to younger audiences while converting many traditionalists to new possibilities. They represent the path forward.

Quality, intimacy and connection are the hallmarks of San Francisco Performances. We nurture unique relationships with today’s best artists to create an accessible, warm, and engaging arts experience.

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SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCES PRESENTS
MANUEL BARRUECO, guitar
WHEN: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 7:00pm
WHERE: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue (at McAllister), San Francisco
PROGRAM:: Music by LUIS DE NARVÁEZ, HÉCTOR ANGULO, IGNACIO CERVANTES, JULIÁN ORBÓN, ENRIQUE GRANADOS, ISAAC ALBÉNIZ and F. TÁRREGA
CONCERT TICKETS: $60/$50/$45
CONTACT: (415) 392.2545; sfperformances.org

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