The Firebird, a ballet by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky was first performed in Paris on June 25, 1910.

Ancient Airs and Dances, a set of orchestral suites by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi.

Le Tombeau de Couperin by French composer Maurice Ravel pays homage to the Baroque tradition of François Couperin.

The Concierto de Aranjuez, a guitar concerto by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo was written in 1939, successfully establishing Rodrigo as one of the most significant Spanish composers of the 20th century.



Howard Glanton, classical guitarist, holds a Master of Music Performance, Texas Tech University (1994) and a Bachelor of Music Performance, Eastern New Mexico University (1990).  Howard has been with Friends University since 2013, where he teaches classical guitar. He is also an adjunct professor at Bethel College, Hesston College, Tabor College and Sterling College. He has performed as a soloist in the USA, Europe and South America. He, along with fellow guitarist Excier Rodriguez, formed the guitar duo Piu Mosso and have toured throughout the USA and recorded two albums. In April 2018, Howard was invited to play for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Kansas/ Paraguay Partners of the Americas in Wichita and in June 2018, performed in Paraguay for their 50th anniversary celebration.   Howard regularly plays with his daughter Kaleigh Glanton who is a classical guitarist as well as a singer/ songwriter; you may recognize her from Season 6 of “The Voice” on NBC.  Howard tells us that he is thrilled to play the Concierto de Aranjuez with the Hutchinson Symphony because, “after hearing the Aranjuez at the age of 11, I always dreamed of playing it with an orchestra.  The first time I played it with orchestra was with the Hutchinson Symphony in 1997. The conductor at that time was my Duo partner Excier Rodriguez. I am delighted to return to this stage with the Hutchinson Symphony!”