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.
A little sampler of the Quartet's July 8th performance in Cordoba, Spain.
LAGQ performs "Don Quixote" project with Monty Python alum John Cleese
On March 25th, as part of the Santa Barbara Guitar Festival, the Quartet performed a new work, "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote: Words and music from the time of Cervantes", with special guest narrator John Cleese.