ADDA celebrates the Spanish guitar
ALICANTE provincial auditorium (ADDA) is hosting its fifth annual celebration of the Spanish guitar with a concert featuring Murcia symphony orchestra, under the baton of Josep Vicent, accompanied by the acclaimed guitarists Juan Manuel Cañizares and Manuel Barrueco.
The event takes place tomorrow (Saturday, November 10) at 20.00 and also features the participation of singer Ginesa Ortega, dancer David Romero and the bandoneon player Claudio Constantini.
The concert will get underway with interpretations of pieces from the ballet Estancia by Alberto Ginastera, and will be followed by performances of Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo and the double concerto for bandoneon, guitar and string orchestra entitled Tribute to Liege by Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla.
The main event will be a performance of El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla, which will see the orchestra and soloists accompanied by Ortega, Romero, and the artist Sagar Forniés.
Juan Manuel Cañizares is a flamenco guitarist who has worked with the world’s principal orchestras, as well as the likes of Paco de Lucia, John Paul Jones, Peter Gabriel, The Chieftains and Marc Almond.
Manuel Barrueco is considered to be one of the most important guitarists of modern times.
He has performed at such prestigious venues as the Royal Albert Hall, Vienna’s Wiener Musikverein and the Berliner Philharmonie, and collaborated with the likes of Steven Stucky, Michael Daugherty, Roberto Sierra and Jonathan Leshnoff.
In addition to playing the bandoneon, Claudio Constantini is also a pianist and composer, who has worked with the likes of Nemanja Radulovic and Les Trilles Du Diable, Andreas Ottensamer, Erwin Schrott, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Ksenija Sidorova.
Josep Vicent explained: “It is a project that has been gaining more and more in content and has become the most emblematic concert in all of the territories where the Spanish guitar is played.
“With a series of confluences, we have a line-up of soloists, a repertoire and a combination of aesthetics in the programme on November 10 that will make the event a real celebration. Obviously there is little more to be said about the indisputable quality, communicative capacity and modernity of both Barrueco and Cañizares, because there are many good soloists, but there are not so many who have all of these ingredients.”
Tickets are €20 and available from the venue website at www.addaalicante.es
ADDA is situated at Paseo de Campoamor, Alicante.
Juan Manuel Cañizares