Festivals & Series

Berta Rojas, guitar

Segovia Classical Guitar Series

Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

“Rojas is renowned for the elegance of her playing—her hand glides effortlessly over the fretboard as if brushing a piece of silk.” –The Post (Ireland)

Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Berta Rojas has performed at celebrated venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, the Kennedy Center, London’s South Bank Centre, and Dublin’s National Concert Hall. Committed to supporting the careers of young guitarists, she created the first online classical guitar competition, the Barrios World Wide Web Competition, in 2009. An ambassador for the music of her home country of Paraguay and Latin American music as a whole, she was named a Fellow of the Americas by the Kennedy Center and awarded the National Order of Merit of the Comuneros, Paraguay’s highest honor. On her latest recording, Felicidade (2017), she pays tribute to Brazilian music, with guest artists including Gilberto Gil, Toquinho, and Ivan Lins.

Manuel Ponce, Suite in A Minor

Federico Moreno Torroba, Sonatina

Lennox Berkeley, Sonatina

Agustín Pío Barrios Mangore, selected works

Egberto Gismonti (arr. Daniel Wolff), Agua e Vinho

Luiz Gonzaga and Humberto Teixeira (arr. Sebastián Henríquez), Asa Branca

Baden Powell, selected works

Subscribe Now

Single tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with a valid ID.

Buy Tickets

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

View address on Google Maps


Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.