Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in Leo Brouwer's 'Cuban Landscape with Rain' St. Louis Dec. 11

[Leo Brouwer]

Washington University in St. Louis
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Dec. 11
“Department of Music and Saint Louis Classical Guitar Society present virtuoso ensemble
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, a Grammy Award-winning ensemble known for its inventive, virtuoso transcriptions of concert masterworks, will visit St. Louis for a special one-night-only performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11.

“Sponsored by the Saint Louis Classical Guitar Society and Washington University’s Department of Music in Arts and Sciences, the concert will take place in the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall of the university’s 560 Music Center. Tickets are $32, $28 and $24. The 560 Music Center is located at 560 Trinity Ave. in University City. To order or for more information, call the Edison Theatre Box Office, at (314) 935-6543

“The program will open with the Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Giacomo Rossini (1792-1868). A staple of the symphonic repertoire, the piece was famously used as a Bugs Bunny cartoon soundtrack.” “Following intermission, the program will continue with Paisaje Cubano con Lluvia (Cuban Landscape with Rain) by the influential guitarist and composer Leo Brouwer (b. 1939).” “Now celebrating its 30th season, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet today comprises William Kanengiser, John Dearman, Scott Tennant and newest member Matt Greif.” [The Afro-Cuban composer, guitarist and conductor Leo Brouwer (b. 1939) is profiled at]

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