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Georgia Guitar Quartet to perform at FMU, March 26

 FLORENCE, S.C. – The Georgia Guitar Quartet will perform in concert as part of the Francis Marion University Artist Series, Wednesday, March 26. 

The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s Kassab Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Georgia Guitar Quartet (GGQ) has emerged as an exciting new voice in today's chamber music scene. These four men from the American South deliver a high-energy blend of breathtaking virtuosity and imaginative programming while taking an adventurous approach to classical music. Borrowing from both the past and present, the GGQ consistently draw inspiration from the ever-evolving palette of music that has influenced them: classical masters such as Bach and Brahms, experimentalists in the vein of Cage, Bartók and Stockhausen, and contemporary rock icons like Radiohead and Led Zeppelin. Audiences at a GGQ concert experience an exciting musical journey through an expansive array of genres, continents, and time periods. Rousing Irish folk music and late Impressionistic masterpieces share the stage, while the sublime beauty of Chopin rubs shoulders with ground-breaking contemporary works. Accomplished composers themselves, the Quartet frequently incorporate their own unique works into their increasingly dynamic concert program. The incredible range and interactive spontaneity of a performance by the GGQ continually leaves audiences with something to remember, resulting in a thrilling new way to experience chamber music in the 21st century. 

Hailing from Athens, Ga., the Quartet recently marked its 10th anniversary season with two sold-out performances in New York, a performance at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, and an appearance at the Deer Valley Music Festival in Park City, Utah where they performed Rodrigo's "Concerto Andaluz" with the Utah Symphony Orchestra.  .

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Last Published: March 24, 2009 2:52 PM
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