Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya, 7:30 PM
Tickets are available for sale both at our shop and online from the Seattle Symphony box office.
For three decades on the concert stage, the members of the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) have continually set the standard for expression and virtuosity among guitar ensembles, while perennially redefining themselves in their musical explorations. As one of the most charismatic groups performing today, the LAGQ’s critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. Their “New Renaissance” recording (2015) marks a return to early music themes with a distinctly modern aesthetic. Recent recordings also include “Interchange”, featuring concertos by Rodrigo and Assad, and “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote: Words and Music from the Time of Cervantes” with guest actor, Phil Proctor, on DVD. Premieres of a new work by Pat Metheny, and one for LAGQ with Guitar Orchestra by Andrew York, a reprise of their beloved “Nutcracker Suite,” as well as returns to some favorite venues, are among highlights of the LAGQ’s 2016-17 Season.
“Inspired yet deceptively easygoing virtuosity that exists when discipline and spontaneity are balanced to perfection.” The Washington Post