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Spotlight on Faculty – Spanish Guitar

12 Apr, 2024 7:00 PM — 12 Apr, 2024 8:00 PM    50 North Plymouth Avenue Rochester New York United States
Event summary
Featuring Tim Shannon and Shiuen-Huang Suen, guitars, performing works by Fernando Sor, Moreno Torroba, Enrique Granados, Isaac Albéniz, and Manuel de Falla.
Event details

“Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two,” wrote Frédéric Chopin. Enjoy an evening of Spanish guitar music featuring Hochstein guitar faculty members Tim Shannon and Shiuen-Huang Suen performing both solo and duo arrangements for the instrument. 

The 19th-century critic Fetis called Fernando Sor “the Beethoven of the guitar” for his contribution to the literature and expressiveness of the instrument in the opening decades of the century. First published in Paris in 1828, Sor’s L’Encouragement, Op. 34 for two guitars, was dedicated to one of his students. It consists of a cantabile, a theme and variations, and a waltz.

When it comes to Spanish composers of the late 19th and early 20th century, the three most important names are Albéniz, Granados, and Manuel de Falla. Their music is vividly evocative of Spain and these transcriptions for guitar are so well written that the listener will believe the music was originally written for the guitar.

Admission at the door is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. Concerts are free to Hochstein students/families, faculty, and staff. The concert lasts about an hour, and is followed by a “meet the artists” reception.


Thank you to Wegmans Food Markets for their support of our community events.
Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.


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    12 Apr, 2024 7:00 PM — 12 Apr, 2024 8:00 PM
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