Modesto Junior College presents a Guit-Artist Series Concert by renowned classical guitarist Manuel Espinás on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto.
Espinás will perform “Grande sonata eroica” and “Rossiniana op.119 no.1” by Mauro Giuliani, “Sonatina meridional” by Manuel M. Ponce, “Cuatro Caprichos” by Luigi Legnani, and “Cuatro piezas” by Francisco Tárrega.
Espinás has won numerous awards and prizes for his artistry and has performed at guitar festivals and as a soloist in Italy, Spain, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, U.S.A., Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and the United States. He has played with the Valencia Symphony Orchestra; State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra; Matanzas Symphony Orchestra (Cuba); Camagüey Symphony Orchestra (Cuba); UDLAP Chamber Ensemble and the Latin American Quartet, among other groups.
Espinás studied music in his hometown of La Habana, Cuba and now lives in Puebla City, Mexico, where he is professor and chair of guitar studies in the School of Arts at Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP). He has a Master’s Degree in Art and Aesthetics from the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, BUAP.
Concert tickets are $12 general admission and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets
may be purchased in advance at the MJC Box Office, Tuesday through Friday, 12 noon
to 5 p.m., or by calling (209) 575-6776 during these hours, and are also online at
www.mjc.tix.com. Tickets will be available at the door beginning 90 minute prior to the performance.