The 2008 Greencastle Summer Classical Music Festival begins its series of 14 concerts Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with a recital by Chilean virtuoso pianist Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando.
Borlando has performed an extensive repertoire in South America, the United States and Germany. He has also collaborated with violinists Alexander Kerr and Lorey Courney, cellist William Grubb, clarinetist David Bellman and a bandoneonist, a small, square concertina or accordion with buttons instead of a keyboard, used in Latin America for tango music.
As a soloist, he has performed with the Butler Symphony Orchestra, Columbus State University Orchestra, The National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Chile, the New Millennium Orchestra of Indianapolis, The Akron Youth Orchestra and the ProArte Chamber Orchestra of Indianapolis, of which he is also the co-founder and artistic director.
This program will include solo piano works by Mozart and Franz Liszt as well as Beethoven's G-minor cello sonata with DePauw cello professor and series organizer Eric Edberg.
These admission free concerts will be held every Wednesday evening at Gobin United Methodist Church. The costs of the series are being covered by York Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Greencastle and many other businesses and individual donors.