Guitarist Sainz-Villegas performs in Bozeman

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This weekend, take a trip to Spain and never leave Bozeman.

World-renowned guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas joins the Bozeman Symphony to share an unbridled passion for his homeland May 20-21.

This concert, Postcards from Spain: Pablo Sáinz-Villegas Plays Rodrigo, also includes Debussy and Ravel's musical interpretations of Spain's cultural tapestry.

Listen to a performance of Sainz-Villegas

Since his debut with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos at the Lincoln Center, Sainz-Villegas has played in more than 40 countries and invited to play with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Philharmonic of Israel, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the National Orchestra of Spain, making him a benchmark for the symphonic guitar. After this weekend, he travels to Chicago and Puerto Rico for performances.

The second portion of this weekend's Bozeman Symphony program features interpretations of Spain by two French composers. The first is Debussy’s Images for Orchestra, L. 122:2. Ibéria. Spanish composer Manuel de Falla once said, “Debussy knew Spain from his reading, from pictures, from songs, and from dances with songs danced by true Spanish dancers.”

The final piece on the program is Ravel’s Boléro. This popular piece starts with a single theme that builds consistently before finally reaching its bold climax.

Individual tickets are available for purchase online at or by phone at 406-585-9774. Tickets at the door based are on availability. Adult tickets start as low as $29. 

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