Wednesday, August 7, 2019
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103)

Limited Seating

Free with Museum Admission
Add to Calendar 2019-08-07 18:00:00 2019-08-07 19:00:00 The Charango: Treble Guitar of The Andes 08/07/2019 - 18:00 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Local performer and composer Héctor Martínez Morales discusses the history, construction, repertoire, and playing technique of the charango, a small guitar-like instrument that was sometimes made using the shell of a quirquincho, a relative of the armadillo. Martínez demonstrates various instruments from his own collection, and two historical charangos from the MFA’s collection will be on hand for comparison.

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