ANTONIO DE TORRES, 200 years. Tribute Concert
On the 12th of June a great tribute concert to Antonio Torres Jurado will take place in the Seu Vella de Lleida, on the eve of his 200th anniversary.
Three guitars made by Torres (1857, 1892 and "La Invencible” 1884) will be played, as well as instruments by Santos Hernández, Enrique Garcia, Antonio E. Pascual Viudes, Agustín Altimira, Jaime Ribot, Rafael Salazar y Grajales and Vicente Arias, all strung exclusively in gut and silk.
Mandolins and lutes from the Baldomero Cateura system which formed "Lira Orfeo" directed by Llobet at the beginning of the 20th century will also be played together with Torres' guitars. Some of the arrangements that Llobet composed for this ensemble a hundred years ago will be performed on original instruments for the first time since then. The mandolins of '6 simple strings of Cateura', also strung in gut and silk, resonate with a magical quality and along with the guitars of Torres and his heirs, are delightful to listen to.
Artists from several countries will come for the Torres' tribute and reconstruction of the "Lira Orfeo". It will be a unique event to honor him, difficult to reproduce with such wonderful instruments and musicians.
The same concert will be given in the church of Vilagrassa (Lleida) on June the 10th and in the Auditorium of Cervera (Lleida) on June 11th.