On Saturday, February 19 at 8 PM as part of the 2010-11 Tom Humphrey Guitar Series, The Ritz Theater and La Bella Strings, in association with the Bardavon, will welcome the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet.
With the passion, style, and musical sophistication borrowing from the best chamber music and string quartet traditions, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet has successfully made its case as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles since its founding in 1986. The MGQ has performed throughout the United States both in recital and with orchestra, balancing a dizzying array of first-rate repertoire ranging from Renaissance and Baroque to Spanish, Latin American and Romantic, to highly imaginative existing and newly commissioned contemporary works. Cutting-edge composer/ performer Daniel Bernard Roumain, one of the more than 20 composers commissioned by the MGQ, calls the group “more than a guitar quartet, more than superb musicians, and more than a great chamber group. They are ambassadors of sound, style, and substance.”
“One of the major guitar ensembles in the world.” Soundboard Magazine
“Flawless, musical and witty.” Classical Guitar Magazine
The concerts will be held in the Ritz Theater Lobby at 107 Broadway in Newburgh. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through TicketWeb at (866) 468-7619, via ritztheaternewburgh.org, or by calling the Ritz Theater Box Office at (845) 784-1199. All tickets are general admission and include a reception with the musicians immediately following the concert. Seating is limited.