Travel to the vibrant landscape of Spain as world-renowned guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas joins the Bozeman Symphony to share an unbridled passion for his homeland May 20 and 21! This concert, Postcards from Spain: Pablo Sáinz-Villegas Plays Rodrigo, also includes Debussy and Ravel's musical interpretations of Spain's cultural tapestry.
About Pablo Sáinz-Villegas: Guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas has been acclaimed by the international press as the successor of Andrés Segovia and an ambassador of Spanish culture in the world. Since his debut with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos at the Lincoln Center, he has played in more than 40 countries and invited to play with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Philharmonic of Israel, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the National Orchestra of Spain, making him a benchmark for the symphonic guitar. For music, videos, or to learn more, visit his website: https://www.pablosainzvillegas.com.
The second portion of the program features interpretations of Spain by two French composers. The first is Debussy’s Images for Orchestra, L. 122:2. Ibéria. Spanish composer Manuel de Falla once said, “Debussy knew Spain from his reading, from pictures, from songs, and from dances with songs danced by true Spanish dancers.” This level of intrigue that Debussy had for Spain allowed him to create a vivid and emotional portrait of the country. The final piece on the program is Ravel’s Boléro. This popular piece starts with a single theme that builds consistently before finally reaching its bold climax.
Performances will be held in person on Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 21 at 2:30 PM, at the Willson Auditorium (404 West Main Street) in downtown Bozeman.