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Manuel Barrueco, Guitar

Music of Spain & Cuba
Mar. 3, 2019
4:00 pm
Musco Center for the Arts
other Information: Box Office is open Tuesday-Friday 12:00-6:00pm and 60 minutes before showtime.

Tickets: $25-$45

Musco Center Presents


Music of Spain & Cuba

A champion of the classical guitar, Cuban-born Manuel Barrueco made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1975, just eight years after immigrating with his family to the United States. Barrueco combines perfect technique with a sense of rhythms from tango and flamenco, garnered from his travels through virtually every country in Latin America. With more than a dozen recordings for record label EMI and collaborations with luminaries including Plácido Domingo, he is arguably the world’s finest living guitarist.

“A major artist with remarkable musicianship and a world of technique…simply and consistently awesome.” – Los Angeles Times

Program (Tentative – Subject to Change)

  • Pavanas – Luis Milán (c. 1500-1561)
  • Variation on a Theme by Milán – Joaquín Nin-Culmell (1908-2004)
  • Yoruban Chants from Cuba – Héctor Angulo (b. 1932)
  • Cuban Dances – Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905)


  • Prelude and Dance – Julián Orbón (1925-1991)
  • Spanish Dance No. 5, “Andaluza” – Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
  • A la Cubana, Op. 36 – Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
  • From “Suite Española,” Op. 47 – Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

ARTS EDU: While in residence at Chapman University, Barrueco will participate in the Orange County Guitar Circle’s Classical Guitar Festival and offer a master class to Chapman guitar students.