posted January 4, 2012

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet to Perform at Hope on Jan. 13

The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

The internationally acclaimed Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will perform at Hope College on Friday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

One of the world's leading guitar ensembles, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet plays a wide repertoire ranging from Renaissance and Baroque to Spanish, Latin American and Romantic.  The group previously performed at the college in 2005 - a well-received concert that made scheduling the quartet for a return engagement a natural choice.

"Their 2005 appearance at Hope College was highly praised," said Derek Emerson, director of events and conferences at Hope. "We have been looking for an opportunity to have them back and are excited about this performance."

The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet has released three critically acclaimed recordings. The group has toured extensively throughout the United States and made concerto appearances with the Minneapolis Orchestra, DuPage Symphony Orchestra, Northwood Orchestra, Iowa Arts Festival Orchestra, and the UCLA Orchestra. The quartet has also been heard on the nationally syndicated "Saint Paul Sunday," and on National Public Radio's "Performance Today."

"The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet has cemented its stature as one of the guitar world's foremost ensembles," "Soundboard Magazine" has said. "The ensemble playing is impeccable."

 "Classical Guitar Magazine" has called the quartet "Flawless, musical, and witty."

More information about the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet can be found on the group's website at www.minneapolisguitarquartet.com.

Tickets for the Friday, Jan. 13, concert are $10 for the general public, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for children 18 and under, and are on sale at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.

The DeVos Fieldhouse is located facing Fairbanks Avenue between Ninth and 11th streets.  The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.