Friday, November 2, 2007

Musical Saturday

Two great CLASSIC(al) choices for Saturday evening:

Classics at Vassar: The Borromeo String Quartet performs the music of Haydn, Shostakovich, and Beethoven at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Part of the college’s on-campus music series, this event is free. Visit the Web site or call 845-437-7294.


Classic Guitar: Unison Arts brings two acclaimed young "guitaristas" to perform together for the first time 8 p.m. Saturday at Studley Theatre, SUNY New Paltz. Tickets $15 students / $20 members / $25 non-members in advance / $30 at the door. More info and reservation inquiries at

Ana Vidovic, from Croatia, is a rising star who was invited to study at the Peabody Conservatory with Manuel Barrueco. Ana has given more than 1,000 public performances in New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Budapest, Baltimore, San Francisco, and many other cities. See her on YouTube.

Zaira Meneses, from Xalapa, Mexico, performs as a soloist and with the famed Orquesta de Guitarras. Contributing member of the Boston Guitar Project, she is also an accomplished operatic soloist and Flamenco dancer. She recently performed the music of Manuel Ponce at Boston GuitarFest's 2007 "Mexico Day" with Santiago Diaz. See her on YouTube.

Ana and Zaira will each play specially selected solos but as a special, first-time treat for Unison's classical guitar audience, they will also perform duos, notably "Tango" by the great master Astor Piazzolla and "Vida Breve" by Manuel DeFalla.

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