January 6, 2014

Highlights: Starts with Greensleeves by the California Guitar Trio; then a Tribute to jazz guitar great Jim Hall, who passed away in December 2013. Program also includes music of G.F. Handel, performed by William Kanengiser; music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, performed by Fabio Zanon; and music of Richard Patterson with both Stevan Pasero and other members of the Festival of Four.

January 13, 2014

Highlights: Music of guitarist Richard Patterson and Friends: flutists Bettine Clemen and Viviana Guzman, and guitarists Stevan Pasero and Guillermo Rios. Music of Schubert, Saint-Saens, Villa-Lobos, and much music of Latin America arranged by Patterson and Passero.

January 20, 2014

Highlights: Show begins with a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., with Kumbayah. Show continues with French music of Satie, Faure and Ravel by flutist Viviana Guzman and guitarist Jeremy Jouve. Then music by the Festival of Four from Morocco, Russia, and Latin America; "Meadowsong," in two versions, composed and performed by guitarist Richard patterson, and joined by flutist Betinne Clemen. Also includes conversation with Mr. Patterson, founder of the Festival of Four.

January 27, 2014

Highlights: Our salute to African-American and African-South American composers in recognition of February upcoming as Black History Month. Music of Justin Holland (1819-1887), Haitian composer Franz Casseus (1915-1993), Brazilian Celso Machado (born on this day in 1953), and St. Louis ragtime composer Scott Joplin (1867-1917). With perfromances by Thomas Flippin, Giovanni DeChiaro, and St. Louisans Douglas Back and the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo. Also Spirituals by the Clemen-Patterson Duo and guitarist Rodney Stucky with soprano Mary Henderson.

February 3, 2014

Highlights include: First of a series of three programs featuring the arrangements and performances of William Kanengiser, first guitar of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet: Music from G.F. Handel, Suite #8 in D; Souvenir of Havana, op. 39, by Louis Gottschalk; and Mr. Kanengiser's composition "Turn to the Sea," his instrumental arrangements of two pieces by Giovanni Gabrielli, and the entire "El amor brujo" of Manuel De Falla, all performed by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.

February 10, 2014

Highlights Include:  A continuation of the musical arrangements and performances by William Kanengiser, first guitar of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. The show features the Capriol Suite of Peter Warlock; music from composer Miklos Rosza written for the film El Cid; music by Leo Brouwer, Cancion de Cuna and Danza Characteristica; Brookland Boogie by Brian Head; and the Capriccio Espagnol of Rimsky-Korsakov, in a transcription by Kanengiser for the LAGQ.

February 17, 2014

Show Highlights:  Third and final episode of music arranged and/or performed by William Kanengiser. Includes "Fantasia upon One Note" of Hernry Purcell, Concerto for Four Violins by G. F. Telemann, music from four of Mr. Kanengiser's solo albums Rondo AllaTurca, Echoes of the Old World, Carribean Souvenirs, and Classical Cool. Show concludes with Mr. Kanengiser's arrangement of the Carmen Suite of Georges Bizet, performed by Mr. kanengiser with the other members of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.

February 24, 2014

Highlights: "The Guitar Goes to the Movies": Highlights include two versions of "Cavatina" from "The Deer Hunter" by Stanley Meyers; also beautiful works by Miklos Rosza, Luis Bonfa, and the beautiful "Adagio" from Concierto Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo. Features guitarists Douglas Niedt, John Wiliams, Vincea McClelland, Gregg Nestor, and Friends of Stephen Bennett playing "The Water is Wide" on harp guitars.

March 10, 2014

Program Highlights:  We go OUTSIDE Classical Guitar for our Tribute to the life and musical legacy of the great flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, who passed away at age 66 on February 26, 2014. Music from his earliest albums up to the present, with special guest, local flamenco guitarist Ronald Radford, his friend and colleague, who studied with Paco in Spain. Includes a special moving musical tribute by Mr.Radford to conclude the show.

March 03, 2014

Highlights include performances by the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duor, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and Graham Anthony Devine as we celebrate the month of Carnival with the music of Brazil!Composers Egberto Gismonti, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Antonio Crlos Jobim, and more are featured.

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