Benito Cabrera
Benito Cabrera
(Photo: Asen Reyes)

UTSA to host April 22 free concert by Canary Islands folk guitarist

(April 19, 2004)--Benito Cabrera, a critically acclaimed musician from the Canary Islands, will perform in the UTSA Arts Building Recital Hall at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 22, joined by his band and the Agrupacion Folklorica Universitaria, a Canary Islands folkloric dance group that performs in traditional costumes.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Cabrera is a producer, composer and master performer of the timple, a folk guitar of the Canary Islands. A professor of music at the Conservatorio de Musica de St. Cruz de Tenerife, he has appeared as a soloist with symphony orchestras, often incorporating jazz into his performances.

As the first timple musician to incorporate the instrument into the symphonic arena, Cabrera has a diverse repertoire. He has collaborated with folkloric groups, jazz groups and symphonies in numerous concerts and recordings.

He has performed in Spain, Belgium, Norway, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, France, Cuba and the United States, among others.

The free concert is sponsored by the Tobin Endowment, Pioneer Flour Mills, San Fernando Cathedral Center and the Friends of the Canary Islands Foundation.

For more information, contact Cindy Solis at 210-458-5685.

--Tim Brownlee





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