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New Phil presents Classics I: Latin and Slavic Colors
November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for a performance of the New Philharmonia Orchestra with Zaira Meneses, performing works by Marquez, Dvorak, Villa-Lobos, and Ginastera!
Marquez Danzon #2
Dvorak Symphony No. 7
Villa-Lobos Guitar Concerto
Zaira Meneses, guitar soloist
Zaira Meneses has been acclaimed by the international press as a major performing artist of the classical guitar (New York Times: “an arresting performer full of colorful touches”). In 2018 awarded by the Boston Foundation to bring for the first time in Massachusetts authentic “ Son Jarocho music ” with Jaranas and requintos from Veracruz. The same year, she performed “Elegiaco Concerto” under the baton of world famous Cuban composer, guitarist and conductor: Leo Brouwer. In 2019 Meneses was selected among classical guitarists to perform in Leo Brouwer’s documentary: “El origen de la Sombra” filmed in Havana, Cuba. 6 preludios by Leo Brouwer dedicated to Zaira Meneses, supported by Augustine Foundation and Davoli & McDonagh’s foundation. Meneses is the creator and president of non-profit organization : Eliot Fisk Guitar Academy (EFGA) , a new platform to bring music education worldwide. Her Sold out independent CD “Latina” led to a new recording with Centaur Records, a 45 mins program of J.S.Bach with her own arrangements . Director and founder of Latin American Music Festival, Co Director of Boston Guitar Festival for eighteen years consecutively. She continues performing Guitar concertos with Orchestra , solo recitals and chamber music career while managing the various events of EFGA.