SALIDA — Guitarist Colin Davin will play Latin American and European music at Salida Aspen Concerts’ second performance of the year Saturday, July 15, at Salida High School, 26 Jones Avenue.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., but the discussion with Davin starts at 6:45 p.m. Cost is $15 at the door. Students K-12 get in free and adults bringing young people pay only $10.
This is the 41st consecutive season at which Aspen Music Festival and School has brought international star performers to Salida. Collegiate Peaks Bank is sponsoring this concert.
The second half features European composers – both of whom ran into trouble with fascists in the 1930s.
Davin, who has played to enthusiastic audiences in Salida three times (2012, 2013 and 2014), has played at such famed venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, performing on historic instruments from the museum’s collection.
In the first half, he will play “Sonatina meridional” by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce, “El Decameron Negro” by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, and “Brasiliana No. 13” by Brazilian composer Radames Gnattali.
In the second half, Davin will perform “Omaggio a Boccherini op. 71” by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, who wrote 100 guitar works and 200 Hollywood movie scores. With help from legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini, he fled Italy for America in 1939 after the fascists declared that all music would be for propaganda purposes.
The last work, “Sonata for Guitar,” was composed by Spaniard Antonio Jose. He didn’t escape the fascists; he was executed by their firing squad in 1936.
Tickets are available at the door and also through the website www.salidaaspenconcerts.org, which regularly updates concert information.