Héctor Guzmán, conductor
Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica

Sat, Oct 19, 2024 | 8 PM

Concert dedicated to the memory of Dr. Betty Muns.

What do a masked hero, a harmonica, and an enduring American favorite have in common? They’re all a part of our second concert of the season! From the William Tell Overture to Gershwin’s rhapsodic ballet An American in Paris, it’ll be an evening of joyful music and entertainment—especially once you hear a medley of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits as you have never heard them before! Guest artist Robert Bonfiglio joins the PSO with his unique style in a tribute to the “King of Rock and Roll.”

Called “the Paganini of the harmonica” by the Los Angeles Times, Robert Bonfiglio has dazzled audiences at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Gewandhaus, Teatro Colón, Teatro Massimo, Teatro Amazonas, Kennedy Center, Boston Symphony Hall, and Lincoln Center with his ability to both play Harmonica Concertos and sizzle on the blues. Robert has appeared on CBS New Sunday Morning, CBS Mornings, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Larry King Live, The Jim Bohannon Show, and Garrison Keillor’s American Radio Show. He has had feature stories and reviews in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.

This concert is sponsored in part by


William Tell Overture…Gioachino Rossini

Concerto for harmonica and orchestra…Heitor Villa-Lobos

Elvis Medley for harmonica and orchestra…arr. Knight

An American in Paris…George Gershwin