ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform what he considers a future classic when he takes the stage of Popejoy Hall on Saturday, Jan. 25.
The world-renowned musician will play Baltimore-based composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s “Guitar Concerto,” along with a more familiar work, Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major, RV 93, originally written for lute, with the New Mexico Philharmonic. The orchestra will play Mozart’s “Overture to the Marriage of Figaro” and his Symphonies No. 25 and 35, the “Haffner.”
“Jonathan Leshnoff is a fantastic composer,” the guitarist said in a phone interview from his Cleveland home. “He’s had quite a lot of success with major orchestras performing his work.”