LAGQ will be playing a concert February 9th to benefit a wonderful project at the University of Texas, San Antonio. The UTSA String project provides string and guitar education majors the opportunity to develop the skills needed to become successful and powerful educators. It offers beginning through advanced level music instruction to community students (grades 3 through 8) on stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar).
In March 2012, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet played a series of concerts with guitar orchestras, featuring a new work by Kyoto-based composer/guitarist Shingo Fujii. The piece, entitled “Shiki: Seasons of Japan”, was dedicated to the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Check out this short documentary of the project, featuring performance and rehearsal footage as well as interviews.
William Yeoman, of Gramaphone magazine, says the new CD "overflows with an affection and
joie de vivre that is quite special."
The Quartet's new CD, Interchange, was released on the Telarc label March 23rd. The CD features the World Premiere recording of Sergio Assad's "Interchange" for guitar quartet and orchestra, and also Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto Andaluz". David Amado conducts the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.