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Jan. 12: Guitarist Manuel Barrueco To Perform With Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Jan. 18


Eric Sloss

Esteemed Guitarist Manuel Barrueco To Perform
With Carnegie Mellon's Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Jan. 18    

PITTSBURGH—The unbridled passion of U.S. and Latin American music will come together in a concert pairing Cuban-American guitarist Manuel Barrueco with the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Carnegie Mellon University School of Music's string quartet in residence. They will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Alumni Concert Hall in the College of Fine Arts building on the Carnegie Mellon campus. This event is free and open to the public.  

"Barrueco is full of fire and finesse and is renowned for his seductive musicality and uncommon lyrical gifts," said Cuarteto Latinoamericano violinist Saul Bitran. "The impassioned program showcases a local premiere by American composer Michael Daugherty, as well as Barrueco's own arrangements of Astor Piazzolla's 'Tango Sensations.'"     

The concert will showcase a number of selections, including Mozart's "String Quartet in F Major, K. 168," Gerardo Guevara's "Divertimento," Daugherty's "Bay of Pigs for Guitar and String Quartet," and Piazzolla's "Four Tango Sensations for Guitar and Quartet."    

The Cuarteto Latinoamericano consists of Saul Bitran, violin; Aron Bitran, violin; Javier Montiel, viola; and Alvaro Bitran, cello.    

For more information about the concert, call 412-268-2383. For more on the School of Music or the College of Fine Arts, visit or contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or