Sunday, April 11, 2021 3 p.m.
"American Guitar Masters"
The Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is world-renowned for its stunning precision, rich palette of tone-colors, and joyous music-making. The centerpiece of tonight's program is "Road to the Sun," a monumental new work written for LAGQ by jazz legend Pat Metheny. Tunes by Chet Atkins, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Flatt & Scruggs, and a set of "American Classics" that includes a Sousa march, Shenandoah, and Copland's "Hoe-Down" will have toes tapping. The program will be rounded out with the lyrical "Chorale" by fingerstyle master Fred Hand, Robert Beaser's "Chaconne" (dedicated to LAGQ), and a new work by modern eclectic virtuoso Julian Lage.