Mexican Acoustic Rock Guitar Duo Rodrigo y Gabriela to Perform at the Deer Valley® Music Festival
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (June 25, 2019) – After releasing “Mettavolution,” their first album in five years, the sensational guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are touring the world to amaze audiences everywhere with their electrifying performance. They will perform without orchestra at the Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater as part of the Deer Valley® Music Festival on Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 PM. Tickets to the concert with Rodrigo y Gabriela start at $44 and are on sale now.
Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero were raised listening to flamenco, jazz, rock music and heavy metal, all styles that would later manifest themselves in their music. The duo recorded their first demo, “Foc,” in 2001, and have since recorded and released three live albums and six studio albums, the most recent being “Mettavolution” in 2019. Their songs have been featured in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and the movies “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Puss in Boots.” They’ve performed their hit songs on talk shows such as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The duo is frequently praised as “resourceful musicians, and… open-hearted, happy entertainers. That, very often, is what people want.”
The Utah Symphony will pay homage to Hispanic Heritage month beginning with an evening of celebration on September 16, Mexico’s Independence Day (El Grito). The program includes some of the greatest Hispanic/Latino composers and works. Mexican guest conductor and Musical America’s 2019 Conductor of the Year Carlos Miguel Prieto will make his Utah Symphony debut and also conduct a Masterworks program on November 8 and 9 exploring Afro-Cuban religious culture and the folk traditions of old Spain with Revueltas’ “Sensemayá” and Falla’s “Three-Cornered Hat” alongside Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with pianist Boris Giltburg. On November 1 and 2, the Utah Symphony will present as a Film in Concert the 3D computer-animated fantasy “Coco,” inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration and featuring an all-Latino cast.
Throughout the 2019 festival, Utah Symphony and Utah Opera musicians and guest artists will collaborate with other community groups to offer several community events—many of them free.