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Tengyue Zhang, guitar

Segovia Classical Guitar Series

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

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"

Leo Brouwer, "Danza de las diosas negras" from Rito de los Orishas
Joaquín RodrigoJunto al Generalife
Astor PiazzollaPrimavera porteña
Alexandre TansmanVariations on a Theme by Scriabin
Domenico Scarlatti (arr. T. Zhang), Sonata K. 53
Jeffrey HolmesHerjan
Sérgio Assad, "Valseana" and "Preludio e Toccatina" from Aquarelle
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, "El sueño de la razón produce monstruos" from 24 Caprichos de Goya
J. S. Bach (arr. S. Isbin and T. Zhang), "Chaconne" from Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
Roland Dyens, "Tuhú" from Hommage à Villa-Lobos
Roland DyensTango en Skaï
Roland Dyens, "Fuoco" from Libra Sonatine

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

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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.