Berta Rojas, guitar - 92Y, New York

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Berta Rojas, guitar

Berta Rojas

Homages to Segovia, Bream and fellow Paraguayan Agustín Barrios comprise this electrifying 92Y debut by guitarist Berta Rojas, a “guitarist without peer” (JazzTimes), who is the “definitive interpreter of Barrios” (Classical Guitar Magazine).

Rojas begins with an ode to two titanic guitarists. Andrés Segovia is honored with Torroba’s A Major Sonatina and selections from Villa-Lobos’ Études, which are followed by Lennox Berkeley’s impressionistic Sonatina, dedicated to Julian Bream. The second half is a survey of the works of Agustín Barrios; several beloved miniatures precede his wistful Un sueño en la floresta and the mighty La catedral.

  • Torroba, Sonatina in A Major
  • Villa-Lobos, Selections from 12 Études
  • Berkeley, Sonatina, Op. 52, No. 1
  • Barrios, Chôro da saudade
  • Barrios, Selections from Waltzes, Op. 8
  • Barrios, Estudio de concierto
  • Barrios, Las abejas
  • Barrios, Un sueño en la floresta
  • Barrios, La catedral


Join us for a free pre-concert talk one hour before every performance with your ticket, led by Benjamin Verdery, Art of the Guitar artistic director and chair of the Guitar Department of the Yale School of Music.

Berta Rojas

Berta Rojas ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists. She has been praised as “guitarist extraordinaire” by the Washington Post …

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.