GUI­TAR HERO

Town & Country (Philippines) - - OUT ABOUT CULTURE TOP TEN -

The reper­toire for the Philip­pine Phil­har­monic Orches­tra’s third con­cert of its 34th sea­son re­flects its new mu­si­cal di­rec­tor’s love for Latin-in­flu­enced mu­sic. For this show, prin­ci­pal con­duc­tor Yoshikazu Fuku­mura has in­vited his long­time friend and col­lab­o­ra­tor, the ac­claimed Uruguayan gui­tarist Ed­uardo Fer­nan­dez, to grace the stage. The night’s pro­gram in­cludes Manuel de Falla’s fla­menco-in­spired bal­let, El Amor Brujo; An­to­nio Vi­valdi’s Con­certo in D; Joaquin Ro­drigo’s Concierto de Aran­juez; En­rique Grana­dos’ in­ter­mezzo from the opera Goyescas; and Geron­imo Gimenez’s in­ter­mezzo from the zarzuela La Boda de Luis Alonso.

Born in 1952, Fer­nan­dez first picked up the gui­tar at age 7, and by his early 20s was win­ning ma­jor clas­si­cal gui­tar com­pe­ti­tions, no­tably tak­ing first prize at the pres­ti­gious An­dres Se­govia com­pe­ti­tion in Mal­lorca, Spain, in 1975. Since then Fer­nan­dez has recorded more than 20 al­bums, cov­er­ing ma­jor com­posers from Bach to Pa­ganini. In more re­cent years, he’s been in high de­mand as a mas­ter­class lec­turer, of­ten sought out for his ex­per­tise in Bach’s lute mu­sic. A com­poser him­self, Fer­nan­dez pro­vides an orig­i­nal ar­range­ment for Vi­valdi’s con­certo, orig­i­nally writ­ten for the lute in 1730, for the evening’s per­for­mance. Novem­ber 11, 8 p.m., Cul­tural Cen­ter of the Philip­pines, Roxas Boule­vard, Pasay; 832.1125; tick­ets avail­able through Tick­etWorld, 891.9999, tick­etworld.com.ph; cul­tur­al­cen­ter.gov.ph.

FOL­LOW THE LEADER Mae­stro Yoshikazu Fuku­mura and the Philip­pine Phil­har­monic Orches­tra.

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