Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Sponsored by Paul and Phoebe Warren in honor of Mary Ellen and Ralph Titus
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10
The Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is world-renowned for its stunning precision, rich palette of tone-colors and joyous music-making. Capturing sounds and styles of music from around the globe, LAGQ's program will feature works as diverse as Music from the "T ime of Cervantes," J.S. Bach's spirited Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 and Brazilian jazz. "Opals" is a captivating work by Phillip Houghton, in which he represents the glints and sparkles emanating from the national gemstone of his native Australia in vivid sonic form. The highlight of the program will be the Kansas premiere of "Road to the Sun," written for the LAGQ by guitar legend Pat Metheny. This six-movement work is a mind-blowing journey through the musical worlds of Metheny, including jazz, groove, ballad, rock and expressionist elements. Not to be missed!