Pablo Villegas performs Aranjuez with the Utah Symphony

Published in 15-16 Season

Classical Music’s Guitar Hero

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Red Butte Garden and experience the talent of the Utah Symphony, one of only 15 full-time professional orchestras in the United States. Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda leads the orchestra in a program of light classics and audience favorites including Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez performed by Pablo Villegas. Rodrigo once said that his concerto, inspired by the gardens at Palacio Real de Aranjuez near Madrid, “is meant to sound like the hidden breeze that stirs the treetops in the parks.” Rodrigo’s masterpiece for orchestra and classical guitar will transport your mind to another time and place as it evokes the sounds of nature, in nature.

Milos, previously scheduled to perform on this program, has had to withdraw.

Milos has been suffering from a hand injury and the recovery process is taking longer than originally envisaged.  He has been advised to refrain from playing for the next three months which unfortunately means he must cancel his performance in Salt Lake City.  He is, however, making good progress and plans to return to the concert platform in the autumn of this year.  He appreciates everyone's understanding of his situation and is very sorry to disappoint the Salt Lake City audience.


Additional Info

  • Type: Special
  • Location: Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
  • Price Range: $15.00 - $39.00
  • Duration: approximately 2 hours including intermission
  • Date1: Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 8 PM
  • Program:

    Dvořák  Carnival Overture
    RODRIGO  Concierto de Aranjuez
    J. STRAUSS  Emperor Waltzes
    SMETANA  The Moldau
    TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique," Movements II. and III.

  • Artists:

    Rei Hotoda, conductor
    Pablo Villegas, classical guitar
    Utah Symphony Orchestra

  • Program Notes:

    Classical Guitar Demonstration and Q&A

    Wednesday, August 10 | 7pm-8:30pm
    Free and open to the public. 
    Utah Opera Production Studios
    336 N 400 W Salt Lake City, UT 84103

    In anticipation of his concert, Pablo Villegas will offer a demonstration and Q&A for local classical guitar aficionados. Members of the Utah Classical Guitar Society and Orchestra will be attending.