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Zaira Meneses opens the 14 season of parlor conerts

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Zaira Meneses opens the 14 season of parlor conerts

Time: October 20, 2013 from 3pm to 5:30pm
Location: Loring-Greenough House,
Street: 12 South Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain MA 01230
Website or Map: http://www.Loring-Greenough.o…
Phone: 617-524-3158
Event Type: parlor, concert, and, tea
Organized By: Loring-Greenough House Concerts
Latest Activity: Oct 9, 2013

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Event Description

Classical Guitarist Zaira Meneses will offer a program of music for guitar by Leo Brouwer, J.S. Bach and M. M. Ponce, inaugurating the 14th season of the Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House Parlor Concert Series, on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain.

Pieces in the program include Sonatina Meridional (1939) by Manuel M. Ponce (1882-1948), a renown Mexican composer, an arrangement for guitar of Prelude, Fugue and Allegro of J. S. Bach (1685-1750), and Sonata (1990) by Cuban composer, conductor and guitarist Leo Brouwer (b. 1939).

Afternoon tea follows the program

The Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House series recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century “musical afternoons” in the 1760 Loring-Greenough House, twice monthly, October to May. Tickets are available at the door: donation $15 ($10 seniors, students and JPTC members). Space is limited; reservations are suggested—call 617-524-3158 or email

Praised by The New York Times as “an arresting performer full of colorful touches,” renowned for her extraordinary musicality, unique tone and enchanting technique, Zaira Meneses has delighted audiences internationally in a wide variety of programs ranging from solo recitals to chamber music to highly acclaimed performances as soloist with orchestra. 

Zaira Meneses is Director of Community Outreach and Student Affairs for the international festival Boston GuitarFest and Artistic Director of the new cross disciplinary cultural initiative “Guitar and Friends” for which she was awarded a special grant by the Albert Augustine Foundation.

Ms. Meneses is currently a faculty member at the New England Conservatory, the School of Continuing Education, the Preparatory School, and a special seminar in performance and entrepreneurial techniques.

Built in 1760, the Loring-Greenough House, a local landmark listed on the Massachusetts and National Registers of Historic Places, is located at 12 South Street (at the Civil War Monument) in Jamaica Plain, MA. It is owned and managed by the non-profit Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc. as a historic house museum and site for art and music presentations. The Loring-Greenough House is wheelchair accessible. For more information on the Loring-Greenough House, see

For reservations or directions, call (617)524-3158, or email

Upcoming concerts in the season:

November 3: Trio Di Canto Trio di Canto is a Boston-based trio comprised of a flute, violin, and guitar.

    November 17: Mignarda American lute song duo Ron Andrico & Donna Stewart specialize in thoughtful programming illuminating the vibrant mingling of renaissance music & poetry.

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