I went to a guitar concert Thursday night. It was very good. Soloist Rafael Jiménez from Veracruz played for us.
He did an excellent job with Francisco Tárrega’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.