Wow, Ms Rojas certainly inspired and entertained the audience with her repertoire choices and performance last night. The hall was almost full and we were treated to a heaping dose of South American music as well as an introduction to Byeoung Woo Lee’s music.
We couldn’t stop talking about her brilliant sound (guitar by Michael O’Leary) and wonderful repertoire for the 1 hour + drive home to Indianapolis. Ms Rojas’ Barrios interpretations are fresh and lively. Her performance made me reconsider my CD purchase of Terruno (adding Intimate Barrios to my wish list).
Again, a wonderful evening of music and fun in B-Town. Ms Rojas is gracious and a joy to see perform.
The concert was sponsored by Strings By Mail. Great online store for all things classical guitar. Check them out!
Berta Rojas will be performing this Saturday at 8 PM at IU. See you there? I am hoping for decent Indiana weather to enjoy a day of hiking and the outdoors before heading to campus for this great opportunity to see Ms Rojas. Berta Rojas is a major international performer with several CD releases available.
Where: Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Campus, Auer Hall – Located on the second floor of the Simon Music Center, 200 S. Jordan Ave.
Vincent Lindsey-Clark – Laura
Edin Solis (born 1963) – Pasaje Abierto: Preludio: Tema de Alicia, Danza
Quique Sinesi (born 1960) – Cielo Abierto (arr. Victor Villadangos)
Byeong Woo Lee (born 1965) – Mother, Run
Egberto Gismonti (born 1947) Baiao Malandro (arr. Berta Rojas)
Agustín Barrios (1885-1944): El Último Canto, Vals, Op. 8 No. 4, Two Studies (Estudio De Concierto, Allegro Sinfónico), La Catedral (Preludio Saudade, Andante Religioso, Allegro Solemne)