Then & Now 11/9: Guitars

Then & Now 11/9:  Guitars

Two works for guitar had their premieres on today’s date.  In 1940, Rodrigo’s popular "Concierto de Aranjuez" for guitar and orchestra, had its first performance in Barcelona, and in 1994, Michael Torke’s “Nylon” for guitar and chamber orchestra, was premiered by the East of England Orchestra with Nicola Hall as the soloist.

There’s plenty of guitar music in Sarasota as Guitar Sarasota presents many events throughout the year.  Coming up on Monday, November 13, at 7:30pm – Classical Guitarist Ben Lougheed opens GuitarSarasota’s 2017-2018 Mini-Concert & Lecture Series.  The concert is free and will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Bahia Vista Street in Sarasota.  More information is online at