Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 7:30pm
Herbst TheatreVenue Information
The Guitar Series is presented in association with the OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
RALPH TOWNER (arr. W. Kanengiser): Icarus
BRYAN JOHANSON: Twang
FREDERIC HAND: Chorale
CHET AKINS (arr. W. Kanengiser): Blue Ocean Echo/Country Gentleman
TRADITIONAL (arr. A. York): Shenandoah
ANDREW YORK: B and B (inspired by Blake and Bromberg); Hidden Realm of Light
MICHAEL HEDGES (arr. M. Greif): Aerial Boundaries
JIMI HENDRIX (arr. M. Greif): The Wind Cries Mary
FRANK ZAPPA (arr. W. Kanengiser): Peaches en Regalia
PAT METHENY: Road to the Sun
About This Performance
The Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) sets its insightful and illuminating interpretive sights on American Guitar Masterworks from barnraising to consciousness-raising music from Copland to Hendrix.
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. 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. In 2015, the LAGQ released their latest album titled New Renaissance, a unique blend of renaissance originals and renaissance-inspired compositions by Dusan Bogdanovic and Ian Krouse.