Saturday, October 13, 2012 • 7:30 PM
Mayo Civic Center - Presentation Hall | Map | Tickets
Celebrating thirty years on the concert stage, the members of the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet continue to set the standard for expression and virtuosity among guitar ensembles, while perennially redefining themselves in their musical explorations.
Recognized as one of America's premier instrumental ensembles, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is one of the most charismatic and versatile groups performing today. Popularly known as the LAGQ, these four dynamic virtuosi bring a new energy to the concert stage with their eclectic programs and dynamic musical interplay.
With over a dozen recordings, they have established themselves as masters of the classics, as well as the creators of the unique syntheses of world-music and contemporary styles that have made the "LAGQ-sound" a favorite around the world. Their first recording for Telarc International, LAGQ: Latin, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Classical Crossover Recording in 2003, while the second, LAGQ's Guitar Heroes, won a Grammy in this category in 2005.
The LAGQ's recent recording on Telarc, features their long-awaited recording of Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto Andaluz" and the premiere recording of Sergio Assad's "Interchange" which was written specifically for them. "Interchange" was nominated for a 2010 Latin Grammy Award.
Their active touring schedule takes them throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, and their restless curiosity will continue to inspire them to explore new musical directions, such as their highly successful project, The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote: Words and Music from the Time of Cervantes with voice actor, Phil Proctor (Firesign Theater). A DVD recording of the production is forthcoming.