Guitar festival begins Wednesday

Wednesday is the first day of the XX Festival Internacional de Guitarra in the Teatro Nacional.  The festival runs through Sunday and features seven invited international performers and 80 invited Costa Ricans.

The festival is dedicated to Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo, who created the famous “Concierto de Aranjuez.” He died in 1999.

Each night there is a different theme and different artists. Admission is from 8,000 to 15,000 colons.

Many student groups are among the performers, including those from the  Escuela de Artes Musicales of the Universidad de Costa Rica and the Orquesta de Guitarras of the Universidad Nacional.

Naturally the first evening, Wednesday will feature the “Concierto Andaluz,”

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