Music at Maryville

Music at Maryville Spring 2024 Concert 2

“A History of the Guitar”

Friday, March 1, 2024 • 7:00 p.m. Maryville University AuditoriumDirections

Free Admission

The concert will not be live-streamed, and no recording will be available, so please consider enjoying this performance in person. Feel free to share this information with anyone you know who may be interested.


Patrick Rafferty, Renaissance, Baroque, 19th-Century & Modern Acoustic Guitars

Musical Program

Performed on Renaissance Guitar:

  • Alonso Mudarra (1510-1580) — Romanesca: Guárdame las Vacas
  • unknown — Bransle
  • Pierre Certon (1550-1572) — J’ay le rebours
  • Guillaume Morlaye (1510-1558) — Conte clare

Performed on Baroque Guitar:

  • Francesco Corbetta (1615-1681) — Allemande-Gigue-PassacailleGigue a la manière anglaiseautre Chacone
  • Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) — JácarasCanarios

Performed on 19th-Century Guitar:

  • Fernando Sor (1778-1839) — Les Adieux, op. 21
  • William Foden (1860-1947) — Variations on “My Old Kentucky Home”
  • Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) — Danza mora

Performed on Modern Guitar:

  • Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999) — Junto al Generalife
  • Agustín Barrios (1885-1944) — Las Abejas

Brief Program Note

This recital celebrates the vibrant legacy of musical literature for the acoustic guitar in a panoramic program of music composed between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. Patrick Rafferty will perform on four instruments of historically accurate design. We hope you’ll appreciate this rare opportunity to hear the subtle differences of tone color between historical acoustic guitars played by an acclaimed virtuoso.