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Texas State hosts internationally-renowned guitarist Manuel Barrueco

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
October 2, 2014

Manuel Barrueco

Manuel Barrueco

Texas State University will host acclaimed classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco as part of the International Concert Series Oct. 16.

The Hispanic Heritage Month event will take place 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center on campus.    

Internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time, Barrueco’s unique artistry has been described as that of a superb instrumentalist and a superior and elegant musician, possessing seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts.

Barrueco has performed across the United Sates, 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 appeared with such prestigious orchestras as the Philadelphia Orchestra and with the Boston Symphony under the direction of Seiji Ozawa in the American premiere of Toru Takemitsu’s To the Edge of Dream. In addition, he appears regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and with San Francisco Performances.

His international tours have taken him to the Royal Albert Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philharmonie in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid and Palau de la Musica in Barcelona. In Asia, he has completed close to a dozen tours of Japan and made repeated appearances in Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China and Hong Kong. Barrueco’s tours of Latin America have included performances in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico. He has also performed as a guest soloist with other international orchestras such as the Russian State Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, Auckland Symphony in New Zealand and the radio symphonies of Munich and Frankfurt.

Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for Texas State students. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.txstatepresents.com or at the door. Special Event Parking is available in the Edward Gary Street Garage, located on the corner of University Drive and Edward Gary Street, for a flat fee of $5 per event. The garage attendant will only be accepting cash.