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Troubadour: Two Faces of
the Classical Guitar

Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

Renowned for her extraordinary virtuosity and lyricism, Sharon Isbin’s versatility is on display in this program of contrasts: the jazz idioms of the American Brubeck alongside the lush romanticism of the Spaniard Rodrigo.

Music Program

Copland | Billy the Kid Suite
Chris Brubeck | Affinity: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra
Rodrigo | Concierto de Aranjuez
Falla | The Three-Cornered Hat Suite


John DeMain, Conductor
Sharon Isbin, Guitar
“Isbin’s ability to make her guitar sing raises her into the ranks of the world’s greatest masters of the guitar.” —Toronto Star

Read the Program Notes

Read more about the music you'll hear live at the Symphony!
Programs Notes will be available in July 2017.

Prelude Discussion

Enjoy a 30-minute talk by music experts starting one hour before each concert in Overture Hall. Free to ticketholders.
November speaker: TBA


Major funding
provided by

Nicholas and
Elaine Mischler

Additional funding
provided by

Scott and
Janet Cabot

John DeLamater
and Janet Hyde

Steven Weber

Wisconsin Arts Board funding comes with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.