Friday, October 12, 2012

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

A guitar quartet that has been called "one of the major guitar ensembles in the world" by Soundboard Magazine will perform in the large meeting room on Saturday, October 20, at 11 a.m. as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the library building. The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet is a classically trained group whose repertoire spans the history of guitar music from Europe to South America to the Upper Midwest. Their selections on Saturday include compositions by French, Spanish, and Scottish composers. Of special interest to area patrons will be a contemporary selection composed by Hibbing musician Nickolai Koivunen. Between pieces, the group will explain the history of the music they're playing and demonstrate playing techniques. The quartet has performed across the United States and their music has been featured on National Public Radio. One newspaper describes the group's "collaborative genius and technical mastery." The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet's long-awaited appearance at the library is made possible by donations from the Shaw Memorial Library Foundation and a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board through Legacy funding (Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund).

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