April 11, 2013 12:00AM
The Pittsburg State University Solo & Chamber Music Series concludes its 2012-13 season on Friday, April 19, with a performance by the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet. The second half of the concert, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Sharon K. Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall, will feature flamenco dancer Colette Illarde.
“We expect this to be a highly energized and festive conclusion to what has been another extraordinary season of this popular series,” said Susan Marchant, series director.
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet (MGQ) was founded in 1986 and performs widely across the U.S. each year. The MGQ has been heard on the nationally syndicated “Saint Paul Sunday,” and on National Public Radio's “Performance Today.” From its first four CDs on the Albany and GSP labels, the group has garnered unanimous international critical acclaim.
The MGQ has collaborated with Flamenco dancer Colette Illarde since 2006 to develop productions with music by the great Spanish composers Joaquin Rodrigo and Enrique Granados.
The members of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet (Joseph Hagedorn, Maja Radovanlija, Ben Gateño and Wade Oden) are committed educators as well as performers and often appear to teach and present workshops at festivals and universities throughout the U.S.
Tickets for the performance are $12 for the general public and $8 for persons over 65 or under 18. Full-time PSU students are entitled to one free ticket. Tickets are available in advance at the University Ticket Office in the Weede PE Building, 620-235-4796, or at the door prior to the performance. For information about the Solo & Chamber Music series, call the PSU Department of Music at 620-235-4466.