Pablo Sáinz Villegas, guitar
In this program you will hear Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas perform songs in the joropo and samba styles, including “Five Preludes” (by Heitor Villa-Lobos), “Passeio no Rio” (by Luiz Bonfá), “Alma llanera” (by Pedro Elías Gutiérrez), “Tango en Skaï” (by Roland Dyens), “Un sueño en la Floresta” (by Agustín Barrios Mangoré), selections from West Side Story (by Leonard Bernstein), and “Seis por Derecho” (by Antonio Lauro). Critics have hailed Sáinz Villegas as one of the world’s leading classical guitarists and as a natural ambassador of Spanish culture. Since his auspicious debut with the New York Philharmonic under Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Sáinz Villegas has performed in more than 40 countries. This concert was held at the National Gallery of Art on Sunday, September 18, 2016.