One of the premiere classical guitarists of today, Manuel Barrueco has been seen playing not only solo repertoire from Bach to Beatles, but in invigorating partnerships with musicians ranging from PlÃ¡cido Domingo to Andy Summers. This weekend, Barrueco brings his latest collaboration to New York, a performance with Cuarteto Latinoamericano and the Manhattan premiere of a new work by Michael Daugherty.
Urban Guitar: When did you begin working with the Cuarteto Latinoamericano?
Manuel Barrueco: I got in contact with them because I wanted to develop some Latin American repertoire with guitar and string quartet. Also, Michael Daugherty was going to be writing a piece for me, and I thought it would be great to do it with them. And it turned out to be great- theyâ€™re a really, really good group.
Urban Guitar: How did you choose the repe