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TAMIU’s 14th Annual International
 Guitar Concert Tuesday, May 2 Posted: 4/27/17

TAMIU’s 14th Annual International
 Guitar Concert Tuesday, May 2


Dr. Gilberto Soto directs the TAMIU Classical Guitar Ensemble  


The Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Classical Guitar Ensemble will present its 14th Annual International Guitar Concert Tuesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Dr. Gilberto D. Soto, professor of Music Education-Guitar and Ensemble director, said the performance provides students with valuable opportunities to share a global program.

 “The International Guitar Concert was born several years with an objective of exposing our students to opportunities to perform music and styles from different countries, and we are very excited to have a program in which global music selections are premiered,” Dr. Soto said.

He said the event would also feature guest, first-time performers.

“This year, our special guests will be students enrolled in our MUSI 3135 Guitar Class. For most of them, this is the very first time they will be playing the guitar in front of an audience, so we are very excited for them,” Soto explained.

The evening’s program includes the famous Piano Etude #3,Opus 10 by Frederick M. Chopin, Moliendo Café by José Perroni, Sevilla by Issac Albéniz, plus a very special arrangement of the popular pieces “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, and “Deja Que Te Bese” by Marc Anthony and Alejandro Sanz. The ensemble is also honoring the late virtuoso Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco De Lucía by arranging and performing one of his most famous pieces, “Mediterranean Sundance,” among others, said Dr. Soto.

University students and members of the Guitar Ensemble include Roberto Coronado, Rene Herrera, José Luis Macias, Santiago Moreno, Juan Ramírez, Oscar Ortegón, Orlando Reyes, Anne Sánchez, Becky Caballero, Daniel Castillo, Esteban D. Espinosa, Leslie Y. Suárez, María Fernanda Garza, Joceline Mireles, and Jakob D. Alvarado.

University students and members of the Guitar Class are Emma Y. Estrada, Juleana M. Feliciano, Humberto O. Garza, José R. González, Gerardo O. Guadiana, Christian J. Guerrero, Kassandra N. López, Oscar Ortegón, Juan A. Vallejo, and Kevin González.

“The TAMIU Classical Guitar Ensemble is a group of mostly music guitar majors and minors, as well as other instrumentalists who share experience in reading and performing guitar literature for instrumental ensembles. Our Ensemble is a very active guest performer during the school year at special community and University events, and this summer some of the members will perform at the International Chamber Music Festival in Madrid and Barajas in Spain,” Soto noted.

For more information, please contact Soto at 326.3046 or

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