Thursday Jul 19, 2018 8:00 pm
VPAC Winter Classical Series
“virtuosic playing characterized by its vividly shaded colors and irresistible exuberance…” – The New York Times
“Global ambassador of the Spanish guitar” – Billboard Magazine
Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar,” Pablo Sáinz Villegas has become a worldwide sensation known as this generation’s great guitarist. With his “virtuosic playing characterized by irresistible exuberance” as described by The New York Times. He is known for his passionate, emotive and open-hearted playing, whether he is performing at intimate recital halls, or playing with beloved tenor, Plácido Domingo, to an audience of over 85,000 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid. With the prestigio us tenor, he recently recorded his new duo album that will be released on Fall 2018 under Sony Classical label. The list of some of the world’s most prestigious stages that he has performed includes Carnegie Hall in New York City, Philharmonie in Berlín and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Regularly he inspires new invitations and re-engagement to perform in different festivals and with different symphonic and philharmonic orchestras, including Orquesta Nacional de España and the Philharmonics of Israel, Bergen and Denmark. In the American continent, he has performed amongst others with Symphonic Orchestras of New York,Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Perú, Colombia y Panamá. Sáinz Villegas thrives over a continuous search of innovative ways to inspire diverse communities of society since he considers that “music is the best language for communication because it is something intangible and ethereal”. In the last decade, he has been able to reach, through his social project, more than 32.000 children and youth audiences in different regions of Spain, México and United States.
Born in Spain, the country in which is musical instrument has deep roots. During his career, he has achieved more than 30 international awards. Sáinz Villegas currently lives in New York and it is the official Tourism Ambassador of La Rioja, his homeland. More information is available on Takacs Quartet visit: www.takacsquartet.com
Tickets: Adult $58 | Student $10
*Ticket prices subject to change