A lot of pluck: guitarist Roberto Capocchi
From Thursday, June 18, to Sunday, June 21, the New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival will attract plucky musicians to the state for four days of master classes, lectures, concerts, and ensemble workshops at Keller Hall at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque (information on public events can be found at www.unmtickets.com). The festival’s opening-night recital will be entrusted to Roberto Capocchi, a Brazil-born guitarist who has become a pillar of Santa Fe’s musical community since establishing himself here in 2000. He gives locals a foretaste by offering his program at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at Gig Performance Space (1808 Second St.). The recital includes suites for solo guitar by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer (El Decamerón negro from 1981), the British William Walton (Five Bagatelles from 1971), and the Paraguayan Agustín Barrios (La catedral from 1921). Tickets are $20 at the door; visit gigsantafe.com. — J.M.K.