Portrait of the Artist: Jorgé Caballero

In the KMFA Studios: ACGS’s Matthew Hinsley, KMFA’s Dianne Donovan, and Jorge Caballero

Guest blogger: Dianne Donovan, KMFA-FM announcer and host of Classical Austin

Last fall, the great guitarist Jorgé Caballero was in town to be part of the Austin Classical Guitar Society’s “Austin Pictures,” where he performed works by Boccherini and Morel with the Miró Quartet, and Mussorgksy’s Pictures at an Exhibition (arranged for guitar).

On August 4th, he and the Miró will share the stage again at the Long Center for the performing Arts.

I had the chance to chat with him last year. We used a little of the interview for our broadcast of Austin Pictures, but now you can hear the entire interview on the KMFA website.

Though I’ve interviewed many artists, Mr. Caballero stood out for the engaging, poetic and accessible way he talked about his playing and his love for the guitar.

Here’s the interview — of course, Austin Pictures (of fall 2011) will be mentioned but this August 4th you will have a chance to hear him perform a different program with the Miró Quartet.

**The program will feature the Miro performing a Mozart Quartet, a Paganini quartet for violin, viola, cello and guitar, Caballero performing a (solo) suite by J.S. Bach, and all five musicians performing the Guitar Quintet by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco op. 143.

Event: Miró Quartet with Jorge Caballero

Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at 7:30pm

Dell Hall, The Long Center for the Performing Arts

More info at austinclassicalguitar.org

     ~posted by Dianne Donovan, KMFA announcer and producer of Classical Austin

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