Fisk, wife play duet with SSO this weekend

Classical guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk, a graduate of Jamesville-DeWitt High School, will perform with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, at the Mulroy Civic Center, 411 Montgomery St., downtown.

Joining Fisk for one number will be his wife, Mexican-born guitarist Zaira Meneses. Conducting the concert will be JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Fisk and his wife will perform Vivaldi's Two-Mandolin Concerto, originally written for two mandolins and an excellent showcase for Fisk and Meneses on guitars. A guitar concerto written for Fisk by composer Robert Beaser had its world premiere with the Albany Symphony Orchestra in 2009. In the first of its three movements, Beaser has said, "the guitar literally bursts out of the box and the orchestra provides the foil.'' Closing the SSO program is Turina's fiery "Danzas fantasticas."

Tickets prices start at $15; call 424-8200, or visit SyracuseSymphony.org.

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