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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Concerts with Conversation

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 6pm

SF Community Music Center
544 Capp Street
San Francisco

FREE

Program

Program to be announced.

About This Performance

FREE hour-long concert presented at the Mission District Branch of the San Francisco Community Music Center.

SF Community Music Center
544 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015
sfcmc.org

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. 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.