Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Family Matinee

Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 11am

Herbst TheatreVenue Information

$10 Children/$15 Adults

About This Performance

The famed LAGQ will perform a special holiday-themed program including selections from their popular arrangement of the Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite. The Quartet is well known for impressive performances of works ranging from baroque and classical to popular and contemporary music all delivered with their unique performance flair and style.

Performer Biography

The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet 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 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 Don Quixote collaboration with Firesign Theater veteran, actor Philip Proctor, continues to expand and delight audiences and the work SHIKI: Seasons of Japan written for the LAGQ plus guitar orchestra by composer Shingo Fujii is connecting communities across the nation.

Winner of a 2005 Grammy Award, their Guitar Heroes CD released on Telarc is a brilliant follow-up to their Grammy nominated LAGQ: Latin. LAGQ: Spin(Telarc, 2006) continues their explorations of jazz and contemporary music. LAGQ: Brazil (Telarc, 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. The live DVD of The Ingenious Gentleman: Don Quixote was released on the Mel Bay label in spring 2012.

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet: Diferéncias Sobre Las Folias by Antonio Martin y Coll