Classical Guitarist to Bring the Sounds of Spain to UT Dallas
Oct. 19, 2012
Rubén Parejo will perform the music of Dionisio Aguado, Joaquín Rodrigo and others.
Spanish classical guitarist Rubén Parejo will bring music from his home country to UT Dallas on Friday, Oct. 19.
The concert is at 8 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall. Parejo will perform the music of Madrid composer Dionisio Aguado, Joaquín Rodrigo of Valencia and others.
“Rubén is from Valencia, a region rich in guitar history, which he features and honors in his programs. Rubén will teach a class, and students are preparing works to perform for him with connections to the Valencia region. He is also a composer, and will play one of his own works in Friday’s program,” said Dr. Enric F. Madriguera, the Russell Cleveland Professor of Guitar Studies at UT Dallas.
Parejo has been awarded prizes in such international guitar competitions as the López Chavarri competition, Ramírez Competition and José Luís González International Guitar Competition.
He has been invited to conduct master classes around the world and has acted as the director of the Vall d’Albaida Music School since its foundation in 1995. His repertoire covers all musical periods and styles.
Parejo has performed at the Oliveira do Bairro Guitar Circle in Portugal, Morelia International Guitar Festival in Mexico, Guitares du Monde Festival in Perpignan France, the Montserrat Chamber Music Festival in Spain and Guitarras del Mundo Festival in Argentina.
His solo albums include Homenaje a J. L. González and Seguidillas y Canciones. He has also recorded for movies and various radio and TV channels.
Parejo regularly collaborates with the Grup Instrumental de Valencia, specializing in the performance of contemporary music. He is also a member of chamber ensembles that combine guitar with flute, violin and sometimes poetry.
He is the artistic director of the Luys Milán International Guitar Festival and is a faculty member at the Valencia Conservatory of Music.
The concert is sponsored by The School of Arts and Humanities at UT Dallas and by Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Museum.
Tickets for the show are $15 for general admission; and $5 for faculty, staff and non-UT Dallas students. Tickets are free to UT Dallas students with valid identification. The ticket office is open 2 to 5 p.m. Friday and one hour before show time. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or by calling 972-883-2552.
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