Date: 7:30pm EDT October 25
Grammy Award Winning - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ)
Thirty years young in 2010-11, the Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to Bach. They consistently play to sold-out houses world-wide. 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. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC College Students / Seniors over age 65) and are available through EventBrite. WC students and youth 18 and under are free. Season tickets are available, as well. A reception will be provided during intermission and following the performance.
Winner of a 2005 Grammy Award, their Guitar Heroes CD released on Telarc is a brilliant follow-up to their Grammy nominated LAGQ Latin. Spin (Telarc, Spring 2006) continues their explorations of jazz and contemporary music. LAGQ Brazil (2007), including collaborations with vocalist Luciana Souza, was released to rave reviews, and their newest recording of the Rodrigo “Concierto Andaluz” and Sergio Assad’s “Interchange”, written specifically for them, was released on Telarc in Spring 2010, and quickly climbed to top spot on the Billboard charts. For more about LAGQ (including audio, video, tour dates and individual bios), visit their website.
This evening, The LAGQ will offer music from their upcoming CD including “Music from the Time of Cervantes” and contemporary works inspired by John Dowland and Francesco da Milano. They will also feature selections from their GRAMMY®-winning Guitar Heroes project, highlighting pieces by Ralph Towner, Pat Metheny and Chet Atkins. The evening will conclude with SHIKI – Seasons of Japan by Shingo Fujii, conducted by Raphael Scarfullery.
Jonathan McCollum, Ph.D.
Ken Schweitzer, D.M.A
For more information on the Eastern Shore Guitar Festival, visit washcoll.edu/guitarfestival. All-inclusive passes include all concerts and workshops for $50.