I went to a guitar concert Thursday night. It was very good. Soloist Rafael JimÃ©nez from Veracruz played for us.
He did an excellent job with Francisco TÃ¡rrega’s Capricho Arabe as his opening piece. Then he played Manuel Ponce’s Scherzino Mexican, of which I was not familiar.
He was joined by the string quartet Quo Vadis (a group that I have seen perform on several occasions). Together they played Joseph Hayden’s Quartet D-dur with just one violin. The second violin joined them for Quinteto Opus 143 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tadesco.
It was all very enjoyable. This was part of the state University’s guitar festival. Because of that, it was a free concert. There were not many there, maybe 40. It was a new venue for me, so I got to learn about a new place to hear music.