The guitarist Rafael Aguirre performed various works by Joaquín Rodrigo at the Awarding Ceremony of Doctor Honoris Causa to Australian Professor Joseph J. Monaghan at the Technical Naval Engineering School (Polytechnical University of Madrid) on June 16, 2017 at the request of Professor Monaghan.
Photo of Cecilia Rodrigo with Rafael Aguirre and Professor Joseph J Monathan.
The cycle of summer courses sponsored by National Heritage and the Complutense Foundation on the Royal Sites of Spain begins in Aranjuez, where the Spanish kings enjoyed the months of spring in the valley that lies between the Tajo and the Jarama rivers.
The closing conference will be dedicated to the figure of Maestro Rodrigo, who, with his Concierto de Aranjuez (1939), has contributed more than anyone to making the Royal Site famous worldwide. A biographical portrait will be presented by Cecilia Rodrigo, Marquesa de los jardines de Aranjuez and President of the Victoria and Joaquín Rodrigo Foundation, under the title “Joaquín Rodrigo, above and beyond Concierto de Aranjuez”.