Guitar Celebrations: JIJI Plays Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto

Guitar Celebrations: JIJI Plays Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto
Abravanel Hall
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Creative Partner David Robertson concludes his first season with us! No guitar celebration would be complete without Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, the most famous guitar concerto there is (you’ll recognize it immediately!)—and it’s performed by the South Korean guitarist and DJ so talented she only needs one name, Jiji. Altogether, seven sensational electric and acoustic guitarists take their moment in the spotlight with the symphony for arrangements of music by The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, and works with influences from the Renaissance to rock. Everyone on stage synthesizes their talent in a fantastic Frank Zappa finale!

This performance is part of our Guitar Celebrations festival, bringing the eight extraordinary acoustic and electric guitarists of the collective Another Night on Earth to our community. The ensemble members—including conductor and USUO Creative Partner David Robertson—will engage with audiences and students across the Salt Lake Valley in a week of genre-bending performances and education programs.


Join us for a pre-concert chat about the evening’s program with Assistant Conductor Matthew Straw joined by guest artists and symphony musicians, held 45 minutes prior to the performance start time in the First Tier Room.

Complete a Behind the Music card found at the high-top tables in the lobby and bring it to the gift shop for a discount and to enter a drawing for free tickets.


STEVE MACKEY: “Turn the Key”

ARR. JOE GORE & DAVID ROBERTSON: Falling Through Time: Music from the 1300s

Joe Gore, Electric Guitar

(April 19) JAMES MOORE: Sleep is Shattered for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

James Moore, Electric Guitar

(April 20) STEVE MACKEY: Aluminum Flowers for guitar and orchestra

Gretchen Menn, Guitar

ARR. LEO BROUWER: Beatlerianas (From Yesterday to Penny Lane)

Heiko Ossig, Guitar

DANIELE GOTTARDO: Concertino for Guitar and Orchestra

Daniele Gottardo, Guitar

RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez

JIJI, Guitar

ZAPPA: G-Spot Tornado




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ACCESSIBILITY: We are committed to making our performances and venues accessible to all of our patrons.

GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.

Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds. View Terms of Sale here.



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