Classic Spanish Guitarist Pablo Villegas Performs at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Cabaret

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(MIAMI, Feb., 2017) – South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center presents Pablo Villegas – Americano Tour as part of the Cabaret Series on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on day of show. SMDCAC is located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay. For tickets the public should call 786-573-5300 and for information visit www.smdcac.org.

 

The soul of the Spanish guitar runs in Pablo Villegas’s blood. Born and raised in La Rioja, Spain, he is distinguished by performances as charismatic as they are intimate. With his singing tone and consummate technique, his interpretations conjure the passion, playfulness, and drama of his homeland’s rich musical heritage.

 

At just 15, Villegas won the Andrés Segovia Award, launching a succession of international wins that include Gold Medal at the inaugural Parkening Competition. He became the youngest of his generation to appear with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and has since performed for the Dalai Lama and Spanish royal family.

 

Villegas has collaborated with orchestras in more than 30 countries, including the New York, Los Angeles, and Israel Philharmonics and the Boston, San Francisco, Houston, and Toronto Symphonies. He madedebuts with six orchestras including the Pacific, Cincinnati and Santa Barbara Symphonies, and Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic.

 

He launches the season with the release of his Harmonia Mundi label debut, Americano, a solo album on which he explores New World guitar traditions from tango to bluegrass. Previous recordings include Histoire du Tango, with violinist Augustin Hadelich, and Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del sur, a platinum title for Sony Classical. He also recently recorded three Rodrigo concertos with the National Orchestra of Spain.

 

A dedicated champion of new music, it was Villegas who premiered Rounds, the first guitar composition of Academy Award-winner John Williams, and gave the world and European premieres of Concerto of Rio de Janeiro by Sérgio Assad.

 

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.  The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community.

           

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available in the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314, saponte@miamidade.gov, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

                                      

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