International guitar sensation Pablo Sáinz Villegas makes his Festival debut

The Spanish Guitar

The Festival pays tribute to the music of Spain with a sizzling program that includes orchestral highlights from one of the most popular operas ever written, Georges Bizet's Carmen. Internationally-renowned guitar virtuoso Pablo Sáinz Villegas makes his debut with Joaquin Rodrigo's Fantasía par un gentilhombre, and the sounds of Arriaga and Turina complete the program.


Grant Park Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Pablo Sáinz Villegas, Guitar


Arriaga: Los esclavos felices: Overture

Bizet: Suite from Carmen

Rodrigo: Fantasía para un gentilhombre

Turina: Danzas fantàsticas

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