Manuel Barrueco performs Feb. 2 in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Courtesy/NHCC
ALBUQUERQUE ― As part of the ongoing Pimentel Concert Series, master guitarist Manuel Barrueco will performat 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre.
Tickets are $35, $40, and $45, with a $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and younger, and NHCC members, and are available from the NHCC Box Office, (505).724.4771 or www.nhccnm.org. The event is presented in partnership with Pimentel Music.
Latin Grammy-nominated Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. His unique artistry is continually described as that of a superb instrumentalist and an elegant musician, possessed of a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts. Barrueco’s career has been dedicated to bringing the guitar to the main musical centers of the world. Over three decades, he has performed across the United States from the New World Symphony in Miami to the Seattle Symphony, and from the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to New York’s Lincoln Center. He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and with the Boston Symphony under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, in the American premiere of Toru Takemitsu’s To the Edge of Dream, and also appears regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Performances.
Highlights of Barrueco’s international tours include the Musikverein in Vienna; Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; Royal Albert Hall in London; Philharmonie in Berlin; Teatro Real in Madrid; and Palau de la Música in Barcelona. He has completed a dozen tours of Japan, and made repeated appearances in Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China, and Hong Kong. In Latin America and the Caribbean, he has performed in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, and Puerto Rico. Barrueco’s discography includes over a dozen recordings for the EMI label.
Founded by the late Lorenzo Pimentel, Pimentel & Sons Guitar Makers has become known around the world for the custom creation of stringed instruments unparalleled in craftsmanship and beauty. The family has a history of handing down its talents through generation to generation, both through music and guitar-making and through giving back to the community.