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Join us for our annual Sundays in the Garden Fall Concert Series featuring the cello and guitar music of Duo Villalobos. The concert is free with admission and free for members as one of the many amazing membership benefits.

Be sure to visit the cash bar for beer and wine, prickly pear lemonade, and our famous prickly pear margaritas. Treat yourself to a wonderful afternoon outdoors, sipping wine, and listening to live music. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. The concert series is brought you in part by the Tucson Guitar Society.



Duo Villa-Lobos is recognized worldwide for being one of the references in the work of Cello and Guitar to be the first to record with original music for these two instruments with the great Naxos record label.  They begin their work in 2003 at the Higher Conservatory of Music of the Liceo de Barcelona under the direction of Guillem Perez-Quer.  Important composers have dedicated works such as Leo Brouwer, Ricardo Pauletti, Jorge Miguel Gonzalez, Jaime Zenamon, Abdel Vega, Jose Galeote, Pedro Sarmiento, Blas Emilio Ateortua, among others.  They have been soloists with the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of the University of Michigan and with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá.  They have performed concerts in Europe, North and South America.  They receive the maximum prize for contemporary interpretation at the Arjau Festival in Barcelona.  They are currently in Tucson Arizona conducting their DMA studies with Drs. Ted Buchholz and Tom Patterson at the University of Arizona.


Cecilia Palma (Cello).

Was born in Venezuela and began her musical studies in El Sistema. She continued her academic studies in the Iudem from Venezuela and later in the Conservatory “Liceu de Barcelona” from Spain. Cecilia has played as a soloist accompanied by orchestras such as: Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and Orquesta Sinfónica de Lara in Venezuela,  University Philharmonia of Michigan University in USA, Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá  in Colombia. From 1998 to 2003, she belonged to the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar from Venezuela. From 2004 to 2006, she made part of the Academy Orchestra of the Gran Teatro del Liceu de Barcelona. In 2007, she was awarded the award contest Arjau in mode Chamber music contemporary. Cecilia did a master’s degree in Arts education at the National University of Colombia. Currently, she is an associate professor of the National University of Colombia, cellist of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá, and makes part of the recognized Dúo Villa-Lobos as a NAXOS label artist. They are currently doing DMA in Violoncello interpretation with Dr. Ted Buchholz at the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona.


Edwin Guevara (Guitar).

Guitarist, composer, arranger and conductor. He starts his studies since he was three years old under the guidance of his father Roberto Guevara and later in the Conservatory National from Colombia under the direction of Ramiro Isaza, Blas Emilio Atheortua and Gustavo Yepes. He obtained 67 National and international awards such as Leo Brouwer, Celedonio Romero, Miguel Llobet, Arjau of contemporary music, Youth musical of Spain, among others. Edwin has taken master classes with Abel Carlevaro, Eduardo Fernandez, Alvaro Pierri, Pepe Romero, Tomas Patterson, David Russell, Leo Brouwer, among others. Edwin Guevara has performed as a  soloist accompanied by different orchestras in different countries from Europe, Asia and America. Graduated from the Conservatory of Music Liceo de Barcelona (Spain) under the guidance of Mr. Guillem Pérez-Quer and later received a master’s degree in symphonic conduction at the National University of Colombia. He is an artist of Savino Music, Knobloch Strings, Bergmann Editions and Naxos. In 2005 he was considered one of the best Ibero-American guitarists by the Cervantes Institute of Spain. Mr. Guevara is currently a professor of the Sergio Arboleda University. They are currently doing a DMA in guitar performance with Dr. Tom Patterson at the Fred Fox School of Music and the Bolton Guitar Studies program at the University of Arizona and is part of the Tucson Guitar Orchestra.

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