Join us for our annual Sundays in the Garden Spring Concert Series featuring the music of the Gubner-Larrea-Pantoja Trio. 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. Please note performers are subject to change.
El SurCo is a musical collective that blends guitars, violin, charango, bombo, and vocal harmonies to bring to life chacareras, cuecas, chamamés, gatos, and other popular and folk stringed music traditions from Argentina, Chile, and surrounding regions. The word surco means groove in Spanish, and references the furrows where seeds are planted in agricultural fields. A musical term with a rural subtext that speaks to the landscape where many of these styles emerged and continue to thrive, El SurCo (or The Southern Collective) transport their listeners into the diverse and vibrant musical ecosystems of the Southern tip of the Americas. El SurCo is composed of Maxi Larrea (guitar, vocals, bombo), Jennie Gubner (violin, vocals, bombo), and Andres Pantoja (guitar, charango, bombo, vocals).
Maxi Larrea is a tango and folk guitarist, arranger, composer and music educator from Rosario Argentina. He has been recording, performing and touring internationally for over 15 years. In 2020 he released a solo album of tango and folklore original compositions called Donde Termina el Rio/Where the River Ends, and in 2021 received a grant to publish a book of tango sheet music for guitar.
Andres Pantoja is a versatile Chilean musician, he plays classical, flamenco and Latin American music, guitar and charango. He has played in the USA, South America, and Europe and has recorded 8 albums. He also holds a Masters degree in performance from the University of Arizona.
Jennie Gubner is a violinist and PhD ethnomusicologist who works at the University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and Chair of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Intercultural Arts Research. Having spent years in Buenos Aires studying and performing tango and folk music within participatory music scenes, her research and performance activities focus on promoting music as a vehicle for intergenerational community building.