General Admission: $10 / $5 students with ID
Usher Waltz Nikita Koshkin
Sakura Yuquijiro Yocoh
Allegro moderato Joaquin Rodrigo
Asturias Isaac Albeniz
El Decameron Negro Leo Brouwer
I. El Arpa del Guerrero
II. La huida de los Amantes por el valle de los Ecos
III. Balada de la Doncella Enamorada
Choro da Saudade Agustín Barrios
Julia Florida Una Limosnita por el amor de Dios
La Pajarera Manuel M Ponce
Llorona Arr. Julio Cesar Oliva
Milonga Jorge Cardoso
Tango Leo Brouwer
The first half of the program includes music from Russia, Spain, and Japan that are inspired in literature and the landscapes of each country. The second half is music inspired in the Folklore of Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, and Cuba), these pieces aren't folkloric songs, but pieces inspired in traditional music like tangos and choros.
Mexican guitarist Ricardo Saeb has performed in venues across Latin America, Europe, and the United States. His performances have been described as “perfectly balanced,” “of an exquisite subtlety,” and “simply spectacular.” His tours have taken him to cities as diverse as Querétaro, Ciudad Juárez, Austin, Boston, Dallas, and Córdoba. Ricardo Saeb has appeared as a guest artist at international festivals such as the Festival Internacional de Música de Morelia, Festival Internacional Chihuahua, Queretaro’s International Guitar Festival, Chicago’s Latin American Guitar Festival, among others.Ricardo has also collaborated with various artists including mezzo-soprano Melissa Snow-Groves, tenor Manuel Castillo, pianist Cliff Jackson, and guitarist Andrew Rhinehart.
Dr. Saeb began his music education at the Conservatory of Chihuahua, and continued at the Conservatorio de las Rosas and the University of Texas at Austin. In 2012, he received his Master’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Kentucky. There, he continues as a DMA candidate and Teaching Assistant with a full scholarship under the mentorship of professor Dieter Hennings.
Ricardo has performed in masterclasses with the leading guitarists of our time, including David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Leo Brouwer, Pepe Romero, Oscar Ghiglia, Marcin Dylla, and Zoran Dukic. In addition to performing, Ricardo enjoys sharing his philosophy on guitar pedagogy and enthusiasm for music. He has adjudicated guitar competitions and has given masterclasses at the University of Texas at El Paso, Indiana University Southeast, National Guitar Competition of the UACJ, etc. Prior to being invited to continue his musical education at the University of Kentucky, Ricardo was the guitar professor at the University of Ciudad Juárez.