Great Performance Series to Present
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Posted February 3, 2003
HOLLAND -- The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, 2003
Grammy nominees, will perform at Hope College through the
Great Performance Series on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. in
Dimnent Memorial Chapel.
Popularly know as LAGQ, the Los Angeles Guitar
Quartet is recognized as one of the world's premier
"One of the finest guitar quartets in the world...
If you haven't heard a classical guitar quartet before, the
one won't just show you what you've been missing--they'll
blow you away," says "Guitar Player Magazine."
In recent seasons, LAGQ has been heard coast-to-
coast on radio programs such as "Performance Today," "St.
Paul Sunday" and "World Café." LAGQ's performance of the
deFalla's "Fire Dance" was nationally broadcast as part of
the PBS special "Evening at Pops." LAGQ had also been
featured on CNN's "Show Biz Today," CBS's "Saturday Morning"
and A&E Network's "Breakfast with the Arts."
LAGQ records for SONY Classical, Telarc and Delos.
Most recently, LAGQ has received a 2003 Grammy nomination
for Best Classical Crossover Album for "LAGQ Latin,"
released in 2002.
"It's clear by now that the Los Angeles Guitar
Quartet is one of the wonders of the chamber music scene,"
says the "Los Angeles Times."
All four guitarists are seasoned soloists who
combine to create a unique and powerful sound. Their
individual skills allow them to share "first chair"
responsibilities in their concerts.
Andrew York's solo CD, "Denouement," was voted
Best Classical Album by "Guitar Player Magazine." An
accomplished composer as well as guitarist, York has had his
work performed by guitarists such as John Williams and
William Kanengiser was the classical guitarist for
the film "Crossroads," and he is one of the few guitarists
to win the Concert Artists Guild New York Competition.
Detroit-born Scott Tennant is currently completing
a solo recording of the complete solo guitar works of
Joaquin Rodrigo. He is also author of the best-selling book
and video "Pumping Nylon," a technical handbook for
John Dearman's eclectic repertoire ranges from
samba to bluegrass, and from flamenco to classical. When
performing with LAGQ he often plays a unique seven-string
guitar with extended upper and lower registers.
Tickets for the event will be on sale on
Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 12-14, and Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 17-
18, at the theatre lobby box office in the DeWitt Center.
The box office will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can
be called at (616) 395-7890.
Tickets cost $14 for regular adult admission, $12
for senior citizens, and $5 for children 18 and under.
Seating will be general admission.
The DeWitt Center is located on Columbia Avenue at
12th Street. Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College
Avenue at 12th Street.