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The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will perform this Sunday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church as part of the Chamber Music Yellow Springs season.

CMYS to host guitar quartet

Chamber Music Yellow Springs brings to town the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, this Sunday, Feb. 5, at the First Presbyterian Church.The concert takes place at 7:30 in the church chapel. A free pre-concert talk by Professor Chuck Larkowski will take place at 6:45.

A pioneer in establishing the guitar quartet as a legitimate chamber music form, the Minneapolis group has been together for 25 years, and is considered to be at the top of its field. Founder Joe Hagedorn won the Guitar Foundation of America solo competition in 1990 and Ben Gateno won the Andres Segovia award. Other group members are Steven Newbrough and Wade Oden.

The group has programmed new works written for them by Van Stiefel and David Crittenden, and arrangements of works by Astor Piazzolla, Claude Debussy, Maria Kalaniemi, Igor Stravinsky and Joaquin Rodrigo.

Tickets for the event are $20 for adults and $6 for students. To reserve tickets or attend the post-concert reception and dinner, phone 937-374-8800.

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