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Asheville Symphony Welcomes Classical Guitarist Ana Vidovic

by The Urban News
Classical guitarist Ana Vidovic

Program features Rodrigo’s beloved Concierto de Aranjuez, plus works by Vrebalov, Frank, and Beethoven’s First Symphony.

For its March Masterworks concert, the Asheville Symphony welcomes internationally renowned classical guitarist Ana Vidovic for Rodrigo’s beloved Concierto de Aranjuez. The program also includes Vrebalov’s Gratitude from “The Sea Ranch Songs” and Frank’s Coqueteos from “Leyendas” and closes with Beethoven’s First Symphony. Led by Maestro Darko Butorac, the concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at First Baptist Church of Asheville.

The program opens with Gratitude, a movement from Aleksandra Vrebalov’s “The Sea Ranch Songs.” The piece was composed for the Kronos Quartet on commission from Sea Ranch, a planned community in Sonoma County, California, in honor of its fiftieth anniversary. The community was praised for its natural beauty and intentional architectural designs. Vrebalov wrote in the liner notes, “The Sea Ranch idea on a global scale might be utopian, but through music, we praise its beauty and affirm its urgent relevance in our wounded world, so much in need of healing.”

Next, internationally renowned classical guitarist Ana Vidovic joins the ASO to perform Joaquín Rodrigo’s magnificent Concierto de Aranjuez. “The opportunity to hear Ana Vidovic perform is something very special,” said ASO Music Director Darko Butorac. “She is one of the best classical guitarists in the world, and the Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez is the most performed and beloved guitar concerto.”

Inspired by the Royal Palace of Aranjuez outside of Madrid, Rodrigo’s concerto for classical guitar captures “the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds, and the gushing of fountains.”

Ana Vidovic is known for her beautiful tone, precise technique, well-defined phrasing and thoughtful artistry and musicianship. Her international performance career includes frequent…

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