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Grammy-Winning L.A. Guitar Quartet to Play at OCU

The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will perform at 3 p.m. March 2 at Oklahoma City University. The concert, to be held in the Bass School of Music’s Petree Recital Hall at N.W. 25th Street and Blackwelder Avenue, marks the season finale of this year’s OCU Distinguished Artists Series.

The group’s “Guitar Hero” release from Telarc won the 2005 Grammy for Best Classical Crossover Album. The West Australian newspaper called LAGQ “the best guitar quartet in the world.”

Known for an electric stage presence, the veteran quartet’s 21st century interpretation of masterworks provides a fresh look at the music of the past. Of LAGQ’s most-recent CD, William Yeoman of Gramaphone magazine noted that the interplay between musicians John Dearman, Matthew Grelf, William Kanengiser and Scott Tennant “overflows with an affection and joie de vivre that is quite special.”

A recent review in the Baltimore Sun noted that “after more than three decades, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet remains a formidable ensemble, both in terms of technical bravura and musical personality.”

Tickets are $10, open seating, and are available online at www.okcu.edu/tickets/ or by calling (405) 208-5227.

The performers will also hold a free master class in Petree Recital Hall at 10 a.m. March 3. 

LA Guitar Quartet