Minneapolis Guitar Quartet to Perform on Thursday
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2012 [7:14 AM]
Members of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet are Joseph
Hagedorn, Steven Newbrough,
Ben Gateño and Wade Oden. They perform at 7
p.m. CT at the W.W. Slider
Ky. -- A variety of guitar music will be performed on
Thursday night at Lindsey Wilson College.
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
will perform at 7
p.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 2, in W.W. Slider Humanities Center
Recital Hall, 155 Blue Raider Drive. The concert -- which is part
of the 2011-12 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series -- is free
and open to the public.
With the passion, style, and musical sophistication borrowing from
the best chamber music and string quartet traditions, the
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet has successfully made its case as one of
the world's leading guitar ensembles since its founding in 1986.
The MGQ has performed throughout the United States both in recital
and with orchestra, balancing a dizzying array of first-rate
repertoire ranging from Renaissance and Baroque to Spanish, Latin
American and Romantic, to highly imaginative existing and newly
commissioned contemporary works.
The MGQ consists of Joseph Hagedorn, Steven Newbrough, Ben Gateño
and Wade Oden, who often appear to teach and present workshops at
festivals and universities throughout the United States.
Since 2006, the MGQ has collaborated with Flamenco dancer Colette
Illarde, developing two different productions with music by the
great Spanish composers Joaquin Rodrigo and Enrique Granados.
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet's concerto appearances include the
Austin Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra
and the Columbus Symphony, among others. In recital, the MGQ has
performed in more than 30 states in such cities as Seattle,
Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Omaha and
The MGQ has been heard on the nationally syndicated Saint Paul Sunday
, and on National Public
Radio's Performance Today
. The group's first four
CDs on the Albany and GSP labels has garnered unanimous
international critical acclaim.