Newmark Theatre

Pablo Sainz Villegas

NEW DATE! This concert has moved to Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 8pm from the original date of Friday, January 20 at 7:30pm. Original tickets will be honored for the new date and refunds are available through the original place/method of purchase.

Portland'5 and Portland Classic Guitar present Pablo Sainz Villegas at the Newmark Theatre on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 8pm.


This concert is part of a 3-concert package with Los Romeros with Angel Romero (March 10, 2017 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall) and Angel Romero with Eliot Fisk (June 5, 2017 in the Newmark Theatre).

Ticket packages for all 3 concerts are $89.00, $119.00, and $149.00, plus a $18.50 per order fee. 3-concert packages are available online, at the Portland'5 Box Office and TicketsWest retail outlets, or by phone: 800-273-1530.

Individual concert tickets ($30.00 - $50.00 plus service charges) are also on sale now.

About Pablo Sainz Villegas

The soul of the Spanish guitar runs in Pablo Villegas’s blood. Born and raised in La Rioja, Spain – the country with unique and deep ties to his chosen instrument – Villegas is known for a sound so rich and full that it does not need amplification, and distinguished by performances as charismatic as they are intimate. With his singing tone and consummate technique, his interpretations conjure the passion, playfulness, and drama of his homeland’s rich musical heritage, routinely drawing comparisons with such legendary exponents of his instrument as Andrés Segovia.

At just 15 he won the Andrés Segovia Award, launching a succession of international wins that include Gold Medal at the inaugural Christopher Parkening International Guitar Competition. The first guitarist to win El Ojo Crítico, Spain’s top classical music honor, Villegas also became the youngest of his generation to appear with the New York Philharmonic, in an auspicious debut under the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos at Avery Fisher Hall. He has since performed for both the Dalai Lama and the Spanish royal family, and it was he who gave the world premiere of Rounds, the first composition for guitar by five-time Academy Award-winner John Williams. A born communicator, the guitarist explains: “Music is a social tool, and opening people’s hearts, and helping them connect to the inner life of the emotions, is my mission.”

“virtuosic playing characterized by its vividly shaded colors and irresistible exuberance…”– The New York Times

Pablo Villegas “stirred an enthusiastic audience with passionate romantic interpretations, bravura technique, and an unusually wide dynamic range. The subtlety, passion, technical command, and dramatic flair that Villegas displayed made an evening to be remembered.”– San Francisco Classical Voice

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