Pablo Sáinz Villegas: AMERICANO TRIO

Performance Santa Fe presents Pablo Sáinz Villegas: AMERICANO TRIO

“Global ambassador of the Spanish guitar” (Billboard Magazine), Pablo Sáinz Villegas has become a worldwide sensation, regarded as his generation’s greatest guitarist. Praised for his “virtuosic playing characterized by irresistible exuberance” (The New York Times), he has received more than 30 international awards and performed on the world’s most prestigious stages.

Born in La Rioja in Northern Spain, Sáinz Villegas is known for his passionate, emotive, and open-hearted style, whether he is performing in intimate recital halls or playing for an audience of tens of thousands.

For his March 10 performance at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Sáinz Villegas will be accompanied by versatile bassist Pedro Giraudo and master percussionist Nacho Arimany in AMERICANO TRIO, a program that highlights music throughout the Americas.

Originally from Córdoba, Argentina, Pedro Giraudo is a Grammy Award-winning composer, conductor, and arranger whose collaborations range from tango to jazz and include such legendary artists as Pablo Ziegler and Branford Marsalis. He has conducted the world-renowned WDR Big Band and Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra and played bass on dozens of albums for leading record labels around the world.

Nacho Arimany works as a producer, performer, and educator. Specializing in North African and flamenco rhythms, he performs internationally as a flamenco percussionist and has received critical acclaim for his work with flamenco greats Joaquín Cortés, Rocío Molina and Rafaela Carrasco.

Program announced from the stage 

Pablo Sáinz Villegas: AMERICANO TRIO
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Tickets: $29-$115
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Order by phone: 505 984 8759

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Performance Santa Fe is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to present world-class music, dance, and theater, and to provide excellent performing arts education for our community.  Founded in 1937, Performance Santa Fe is New Mexico’s longest-running performing arts organization and has presented and produced more than 1,000 events, making it a cornerstone of Santa Fe’s arts community. Performance Santa Fe’s 83rd season runs from July 2019 through June 2020.  For tickets and additional information about Performance Santa Fe, please call 505 984 8759 or visit