Gil Gutiérrez, Charlie Bisharat, and Gabriel Hernández in concert
By Jack Goodwin
Guitarist Gil Gutiérrez, a longtime favorite with audiences in San Miguel de Allende, will appear in a special, one-night-only concert in Teatro Ángela Peralta. Joining Gutiérrez for this exciting event will be pianist Gabriel Hernández and violinist Charlie Bisharat, who will be performing in San Miguel for the first time.
w/ Gil Gutiérrez, Charlie Bisharat, and Gabriel Hernández
Thu, Dec 27, 7:30pm
Teatro Ángela Peralta
“I am especially excited to introduce Charlie to my friends in San Miguel,” said Gutiérrez. “We have been working together for a couple of years now and we love making music together. He is a great musician and we really enjoy challenging each other onstage, constantly improvising and riffing off of each other.”
Bisharat is a Grammy-winning violinist who has appeared, toured, and recorded with many artists, including Yanni and John Tesh. He was a member of Shadowfax, with whom he won a Grammy in 1988 for Best New Age Performance. His work can be heard on more than 200 recordings and on numerous film scores.
In 2010 Bisharat joined Gutiérrez and acclaimed trumpeter Doc Severinsen to form the San Miguel 5, and since then they have appeared together in concerts throughout the United States with symphony orchestras, including the New York Pops in Carnegie Hall in 2011. Gutiérrez and Bisharat are finishing work on two CDs, one with Severinsen and the San Miguel 5 and the other featuring guitar and violin duets.
The December 27 concert will also give San Miguel audiences the chance to hear Cuban pianist Gabriel Hernández before he embarks on a two-month concert tour through the U.S. with the Afro-Cuban All Stars. Hernández is well known to audiences throughout the world from his many appearances with such musical giants as Chick Corea, Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock and Ray Charles. Gutiérrez and Hernández began working together in 2011. “We were looking for a new sound, combining piano and guitar,” Gutiérrez explained. “We are thrilled to have been invited to perform together at the Orford Festival in Quebec City on July 19 and 20, 2013.”
Rounding out the ensemble on the stage of Teatro Ángela Peralta will be Kimani Carranza from Cuba on percussion and Rubén Olvera from San Miguel on bass. Tickets can be picked up in advance at the Teatro box office beginning on December 6.