Georgia Guitar Quartet to Give Concert
The Georgia Guitar Quartet will present a lyceum on Monday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.
The program is open to the public at no charge.
Formed in Athens, Ga., in 1996, the Georgia Guitar Quartet – which is composed of Jason Solomon, Phil Snyder, Brian Smith and Kyle Dawkins – is an exciting voice in the chamber music scene. The four men from the American South deliver a high-energy blend of breathtaking virtuosity and imaginative programming while taking an adventurous approach to classical music.
Borrowing from the past and present, the quartet draws inspiration from the ever-evolving palette of music that has influenced them: classical masters such as Bach and Brahms, experimentalists in the vein of Cage, Bartók and Stockhausen and contemporary rock icons like Radiohead and Led Zeppelin.
Concert audiences experience an exciting musical journey through an array of genres, continents and time periods. Rousing Irish folk music and late Impressionistic masterpieces share the stage, while the sublime beauty of Chopin rubs shoulders with contemporary works.
Accomplished composers themselves, the quartet members incorporate their own works into the concert programs.
The group has performed in New York, Los Angeles and at the Deer Valley Music Festival in Park City, Utah, where they performed Rodrigo's “Concerto Andaluz” with the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
The town of Athens, which boasts a rich musical heritage, has honored the ensemble by awarding them “Best Classical Artist” five years in a row at the Athens Flagpole Music Awards.