Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto


Friday 21 & Saturday 22 April 2023, 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

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Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto

Joaquín TURINA Danzas fantásticas (16 mins)


Joaquín RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez (22 mins)

Allegro con spirito
Allegro gentile

Interval (25 mins)

Silvestre REVUELTAS La Noche de los Mayas (Night of the Mayas)

Noche de los Mayas (The Night of the Mayas)
Noche de Jaranas
(Night of Revelry)
Noche de Yucatán
(Night of the Yucatan) -
Noche de encantamiento
(Night of Enchantment)

Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor
Karin Schaupp guitar

Wesfarmers Arts Pre-concert Talk
Find out more about the music in the concert with this week’s speaker, Ashley Smith. The Pre-concert Talk will take place at 6.45pm in the Terrace Level Foyer.

Wesfarmers Arts Meet the Artist (Friday only)
Join conductor, Miguel Harth-Bedoya for a post-concert interview immediately following the Friday evening performance in the Terrace Level Foyer. Uncover more about the music and hear insights into the performance experience.

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Did you know?

Danzas fantásticas was originally composed for solo piano and later orchestrated, however the orchestral version was the first to be performed.

Joaquin Rodrigo contracted diptheria at age three, the infection resulting in lifelong near-blindnesss. Despite his minimal vision he went on to become a successful pianist and composer and lived to 98 years old.

Rodrigo's guitar concerto is considered one of the most famous classical music works to come from Spain.

On 30 December 1991, Rodrigo was raised to the Spanish nobility by King Juan Carlos I due to the success of his guitar concerto - he was given the title of 'Marquis of the Gardens of Aranjuez'.

In his teenage years, Revueltas played for silent films in a cinema orchestra.

Although the film La noche de los Mayas, from which Revueltas' score is taken, received some appreciative reviews in Mexico, it was largely considered to be a flop.

Karin Schaupp on the Great Guitar Concertos

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