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February 9, 2021

The Second Event of the U.S. International Guitar Series Season 2021 is Just Around the Corner! Buy Your Tickets Now and Listen to Zaira Meneses!

U.S. Classic Guitar President, William Jenks, is pleased to report that the opening concert and master class of the U.S. International Guitar Series Season 2021 with Colin Davin was a huge success bringing the audience the highest quality of sound and video right from Colin Davin’s home in Cleveland, Ohio. Next up in the series on Sunday, February 21 at 4 PM P.S.T. will be Zaira Meneses performing a solo concert from her home in Boston whom the New York Times states as, “an arresting performer full of colorful touches.” She will also be teaching a master class the previous day Saturday, Feburay 20 at 11 AM P.S.T.

Zaira Meneses is among the most exciting performers on the international classical guitar circuit. Her musicality and charisma have delighted audiences on four continents. Acclaimed by the international press as a major performing artist of the classical guitar (New York Times: “an arresting performer full of colorful touches”).

Meneses was born in Xalapa, Mexico. She began to study the guitar at the age of 7, performing her first solo recital 5 years later. At the age of 15, she co – founded the renowned Orquesta de Guitarras de Xalapa and toured internationally with this ensemble as its youngest member.

At the age of 17 and as the youngest contestant, she won first prize in the international guitar concerto competition in the Mexican guitar mecca of Parcho Michoacán. This success led to performances of Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Concierto Madrigal for two guitars throughout Mexico.

Since moving to the USA in 2001, Meneses has built a stellar reputation for her warm sound, limpid technique, and superb natural musicality, performing in many of the great concert halls of the world, including Boston’s Jordan Hall, New York City’s Alice Tully Hall, 92nd St. YHMA, Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Pick – Staiger Auditorium, and in Salzburg’s Wiener Saal.

Zaira Meneses was also the winner of The Boston Foundation 2018- 2019 grant as a performer and event planner for her Son Jarocho Project . She was able to organize and perform outreach concerts of her ensemble of authentic Mexican music from Veracruz to bring more diversity to the community.

U.S. International Guitar Series Season 2021 is officially sponsored by the Augustine Foundation, Guitar Salon International, Darren Hippner Guitars, All Classical 89.9FM, Hawaii Public Radio, Willamette Week and various devoted individuals who have donated their time, money and resources to support U.S. Classic Guitar in its mission – “to inspire, connect, and engage the community through artistry of the classical guitar”.

 

U.S. International Guitar Series Season 2021 Schedule

All ticket holders will have 72 hours to view each event after it airs live.


Colin Davin Concert – Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 2 PM Hawaii Time, 4 PM P.S.T., 7 PM E.S.T.
Colin Davin Master Class – Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 9 AM Hawaii Time, 11 AM P.S.T., 2 PM E.S.T.

Check out Colin’s exclusive U.S. Classic Guitar Interview and a sample of his 2021 U.S. International Guitar Series performance!


Zaira Meneses Concert – Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2 PM Hawaii Time, 4 PM P.S.T., 7 PM E.S.T.
Zaira Meneses Master Class – Saturday, February, 20, 2021 at 9 AM Hawaii Time, 11 AM P.S.T, 2 PM E.S.T.


David Russell Concert – Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 12 PM Hawaii Time, 3 PM P.D.T., 6 PM E.D.T.
David Russell Master Class – Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 8 AM Hawaii Time, 11 AM P.D.T., and 2 PM E.D.T.


Antigoni Goni Concert – Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 12 PM Hawaii Time, 3 PM P.D.T, 6 PM E.D.T.
Antigoni Goni Master Class – Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8 AM Hawaii Time, 11 AM P.D.T., 2 PM E.D.T.


Tatyana Ryzhkova Concert – Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 12 PM Hawaii Time, 3 PM P.D.T., 6 PM E.D.T.
Tatyana Rhzhkova Master Class – Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 8 AM Hawaii Time, 11 AM P.D.T., 2 PM E.D.T.


Pepe Romero and Celino Romero Concert – Sunday, June 13 at 3 PM Hawaii Time, 6 PM P.D.T., 9 PM E.D.T.
Pepe Romero and Celino Romero Master Class – Saturday, June 12 at 11 AM Hawaii Time, 2 PM P.D.T., 5 PM E.D.T


 

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