LA Guitar Quartet Coming to the Hop

Arts / Sep. 7, 2017 9:06am EDT

World-renowned for stunning precision, rich tonal colors and joyous music-making, the Grammywinning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet performs on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in Spaulding Auditorium of the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hanover, N.H. The artists will also take part in a post-performance Q&A.

The program will include the Hop-co-commissioned “Road to the Sun,” written for the group by jazz master Pat Metheny.

Complementing this musical journey are LAGQ’s own arrangements of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, Brazilian jazz, and music from the time of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes.

“Road to the Sun” was titled after Metheny’s trip to Glacier National Park where he traveled the Goingto the-Sun Road not long after an LAGQ concert. The road, completed in 1932, is a spectacular 50-mile, paved two-lane highway that bisects the park east and west, crossing the Continental Divide at 6,646-foot-high Logan Pass.

For more than three decades, the LAGQ’s critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks have provided a fresh look at the music of the past. Their recitals take them to the world’s top venues and festivals, and recent collaborators have included Metheny, Nico Muhly,

Dweezil Zappa, Sergio Assad, and symphony orchestras across North America.

Their 14 albums include the 2005 Grammy-winner “Guitar Heroes,” a salute to great guitarists of all styles; and their newest recording, “New Renaissance,” a modern take on classic works.

LAGQ is made up of John Dearman, Matthew Greif, William Kanengiser, and Scott Tennant, who all combine LAGQ with busy careers as soloists and teachers in Los Angeles area music programs

For ticket information, visit hop. dartmouth.edu or call 603-646-2422.

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