Festivals & Series

CANCELED: Robert Barto, lute

Segovia Classical Guitar Series

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

For the health and safety of the Bienen School community and our valued patrons, this event has been canceled.

Award-winning lutenist Robert Barto studied historical lute performance at the University of California-San Diego before continuing his studies with Michael Schaeffer in Cologne and Eugen Dombois in Basel on a Fulbright scholarship. In 1984, he was awarded first prize at the International Lute Competition in Toronto, as well as top prize in a competition of all the instrumental soloists at the Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges, Belgium. Barto has performed solo recitals at the Festival of Flanders, London's Purcell Room, the Utrecht Festival, and the Music Before 1800 concert series in New York City. He has also given solo performances at the Lufthansa Baroque Festival in London, Bavarian Radio's Bach Night in Munich, and presented a special tribute to Silvius Leopold Weiss for the city of Dresden. His program includes a selection of fantasias and pavanes for vihuela from El Maestro 1536 by Luis Milán, as well as German baroque lute music by Sylvius Leopold Weiss.

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

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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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.