The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is delighted to host world-renowned classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco in the next Masterworks concert of the 2018 season. The concert will take place on March 2 and 3 at 8 pm at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis. Led by its longest-serving Music Director, José-Luis Novo, the concert will feature one of the most beloved pieces for guitar and orchestra, Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. The concert repertoire will also include Xavier Montsalvatge’s Sortilegis, Claude Debussy’s Ibériafrom Images, andOttorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome.
Manuel Barrueco is an internationally recognized musician whose talents have taken him all over 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 been described as a superior and elegant musician, with seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts. He has appeared on multiple television programs, including “CBS Sunday Morning” and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and even starred in a Lexus car commercial.
Barrueco is a Grammy-nominated recording artist, with his recording of Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuezbeing cited as the best recording of that piece in Classic CD Magazine.
Barrueco began playing guitar at the age of eight and later 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.