Jorge Caballero, a native of Lima, Peru, is the only guitarist to win the Naumburg International Competition Award, one of the most coveted awards given to performers of any instrument. He is known for his performances of “impossible” solo guitar works, such as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Dvorak’s New World Symphony. A Cleveland debut. In the video above, Erik Mann, Executive Director of CCGS, gives an overview of Jorge’s concert program. Click here to view the concert program.
At 7:00 PM, as a pre-concert presentation, poet and John Carroll University professor Philip Metres will read from his recent collection based on Pictures at an Exhibition. Philip’s long list of awards include 2 National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships, 2 Arab American Book Awards, 6 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards, the prestigious Cleveland Arts Prize, and much more. This pre-concert event is presented in collaboration with John Carroll University. Learn more about Philip here.
Unusual combination of a deft, powerful technique and a soft-spoken interpretive persona..The New York Times