Special Event: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Friday, April 04, 2014
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall
School of Music
Thirty-three years young in 2013-14, the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. Enthusiastically referred to by the Los Angeles Times as "The world's hottest classical ensemble or its tightest pop band," the LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians: John Dearman, Matthew Greif, William Kanengiser, and Scott Tennant. Bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to Bach, they consistently play to sold out houses worldwide. Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world music realms continually break new ground. Programs including Latin, African, Far East, Irish, Folk and American Classics transport listeners around the world in a single concert experience. Their appearance at Fredonia will include a special joint performance with the Fredonia Guitar Ensemble, a student ensemble led by James Piorkowski. The groups will perform 'SHIKI: Seasons of Japan," written specifically for the LAGQ plus guitar orchestra by Japanese composer Shingo Fujii.
Reserved seating tickets are $30, or $12 for students with I.D. and include a post-concert reception with the artists. More information at http://www.fredonia.edu/music/los_angeles_guitar_quartet.asp.