Alfredo Muro in Concert
By Miguel Rangel
“The music of Alfredo Muro elevates the guitar to a higher plane…it is richly eloquent.”
St Paul’s Anglican Church is proud to present world-renowned Peruvian classical guitarist Alfredo Muro in a benefit concert for the Rural Education Institute, “Guitarra Ibero-Americana-Ibero American Guitar.” He’ll be sharing his great musical passions⎯the rich folkloric traditions and the signature styles of Latin America and Spain⎯for an evening of passionate and vibrant music to stir the heart, with music by Bach, Moreno-Torroba, Albeniz, Celedonio Romero, Jobim, Piazzolla, Powell, Barrense Dias, Pixinguiha, Falu, and many more.
Enjoy an evening of fiery, sensuous, jazz-flavored playing, ranging from Argentine tangos, preludios, carnavalitos, Spanish music, flamenco, and the subtle Bossa Nova, to lively sambas, rhythmic choros, romantic Samba-cancao, elegant valsas Brasileiras (Brazilian waltzes), and powerful and dark Afro-sambas!
Muro’s career as a musician has not stopped rising. Over the years he has performed throughout the United States and in Italy, Germany, Norway, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Peru, as well as three consecutive tours to Taiwan. He was the featured artist at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in 2007, Organization of American States, OAS, as well as the Smithsonian Museum, and represented Peru at the fourth Ibero-American Guitar Festival. He performed at a special audience for the late Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.
“Muro has the rare combination of surpassing virtuosity and superb musicianship, and his playing is impossible to resist,” said journalist Fred Dannen.