As the academic year comes to a close, we’d like to review our Joaquín Rodrigo: The Guitar and Beyond festival, which commemorates the memory of composer on the 20th anniversary of his death.

We were honored to have the composer’s daughter, Cecilia Rodrigo, Marquise of the Gardens of Aranjuez and President of the Fundación Victoria y Joaquín Rodrigo, participate in the discussion panel held at the KJCC. Cecilia’s foundation highlighted some of our festival events in a recent newsletter. (If the link doesn’t work, you may also view it as a PDF here.) You can also learn more about Rodrigo and international anniversary activities in their e-pamphlet.

El Correo Gallego did a write up of our discussion panel at Harvard’s Cervantes Institute, highlighting the contributions of Spanish music scholars such as Walter A. Clark and Javier Suarez Pajares to the field, in addition to festival directors Isabel Pérez Dobarro, Antoni Pizà and Douglas Riva. The panel was also covered in the magazine Codalario.

Most recently, The National Library of Spain opened an exhibition of Rodrigo materials in their holding, which will run through September 8. They kindly mentioned our festival, in conjunction with Walter A. Clark, whom they invited to participate in a roundtable discussion for the exhibit’s opening. El Periodico also gave us a shout out when covering  “The Acoustic Landscape of Joaquín Rodrigo,” the National Library’s exhibit. 

Lastly, Cecilia Rodrigo appeared last month on Radio Clásica program “La dársena” to discuss the anniversary.