On November 11, 2011, we presented “Strings For The Planet” with music from the Dunya Ensemble, Durga Krishnan, and Eliot Fisk & Zaira Meneses.
Here’s a beautiful performance of classical guitar music from Zaira:
Queca Chilena of Antonio Lauro
Zaira Meneses is among the most exciting performers on the international classical guitar circuit. Her musicality and charisma have delighted audiences on 3 continents in a wide variety of programs ranging from solo recitals to chamber music to highly acclaimed performances as soloist with orchestra.
Originally from Xalapa, Mexico, Zaira Meneses began studying both classical guitar and voice at an early age, and by the age of 17 won first prize in an important national concerto competition in the legendary guitar mecca of Paracho. This success led to performances of Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Concierto Madrigal for two guitars throughout Mexico. Since moving to the USA in 2001, Meneses has built a stellar reputation for her warm sound, limpid technique and superb natural musicality — while enrapturing audiences in many of the great concert halls of the world.
The concert raised about $1000 for 350.org. And it was beautiful…so beautiful.