Gulbenkian Orchestra, conducted by master Giancarlo Guerrero
Photo: ©Jorge Carmona / RTP-Antena 2
Recently, Cañizares played the Concierto de Aranjuez, by Rodrigo, in Lisbon, accompanied by the Gulbenkian Orchestra, conducted by Master Giancarlo Guerrero.
Master Guerrero has won numerous Grammies. Currently, he is conducting very prestigious orchestras worldwide.
Master Guerrero, as a master of percussion, and Cañizares, as a guitarist, understood each other from the start, and their version of the Concierto de Aranjuez was full of rhythm and dynamism.
Cañizares playing the Concierto de Aranjuez
Photo: © Jorge Carmona / RTP-Antena 2
The concert was recorded by the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), and will be broadcast in Portugal, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Latvia, Iceland, Lithuania and Turkey.
Radio Antena 2 from Portugal will broadcast the concert on 3 April 2019, at 21:00 (local time). It will be available online here.
Grande Auditorio de Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Photo: © Mariko Ogura
The backdrop of the ‘Grande Auditorio de Gulbenkian’ is made of glass, allowing the spectators to see the illuminated gardens and lakes. It is a truly beautiful stage.
Cañizares playing the encore
Photograph: © Jorge Carmona / RTP-Antena 2
Both concerts were sold out, and the Portuguese audiences expressed their gratitude with a long ovation. Before the end, Cañizares thanked this warm welcome by playing one of his flamenco pieces. Seeing how much the musicians on the stage enjoy flamenco is a fantastic experience.