Festivals & Series

CANCELED: Tengyue Zhang, guitar

Segovia Classical Guitar Series

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

The Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) has canceled Tengyue Zhang’s October 13 performance, and several of his other performances this fall, due to difficulties with his visa. We are working with the GFA to identify a possible new performance date during the 2018-19 season, and we will update our audience by November 15 as to whether or not we are able to reschedule.

2017 first prize winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, Tengyue Zhang has also received top prizes in competitions in Austria, China, Russia, and the US. As winner of the GFA prize, in 2018 he began a concert tour of over 50 North American cities, including his recital debut in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, with additional dates in Europe, South America, and China. His debut recording—featuring music of Bach, Scarlatti, Brouwer, Assad, Tansman, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco—was released in June 2018 on the Naxos label.

Program: "Poetry in Motion"

Alexandre Tansman, Variations on a Theme by Scriabin
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, selections from 24 Capriccios de Goya: No. 12 ("No hubo remedio"), No. 20 ("Obsequio á el maestro"), and No. 18 ("El sueño de la razón produce monstruos")
J. S. Bach, Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata, K. 53
Roland DyensFuoco from Libra SonatineTuhú from Hommage à Villa-Lobos, and Tango en Skai
Astor PiazzollaPrimavera Porteña
Jeffrey HolmesHerjan
Sérgio AssadAquarelle



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.