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BGQ tours Colombia in April!

2014 April 8 by

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet will perform five concerts in Colombia this month. This is the first time the quartet plays in that country, and the program will feature an all-Brazilian selection, with works by Villa-Lobos, Miranda, Santoro, Camargo Guarnieri and Mignone. See below for tour dates and venues:

April 18 – Teatro Municipal Guillermo Valencia, Popayán
April 20 – Catedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Honda
April 22 – Auditorio de Los Fundadores (Universidad del Sinú), Monteria
April 23 – Sala de Conciertos de la Biblioteca Luís Angel Arango, Bogotá
April 28 – Teatro Metropolitano, Medellín

U.S. tour in January and February

2014 January 13 by

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet embarks on another tour in the United States, a country that hosts BGQ concerts since the early years of the group. This time the appearances will concentrate mostly on the east coast, including the states of Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Maine, besides Arizona and Iowa. The tour programs alternate between music by Heitor Villa-Lobos (from the group’s 2011 Latin Grammy winner CD) and Spanish composers such as Granados, Albéniz, de Falla and Rodrigo. During the concerts, a pre-release version of BGQ’s new CD Spanish Dances – scheduled to be officially released in April – will be available to the audiences.

BGQ performs in Brazil and Ireland

2013 September 2 by

Just after wrapping up the new album featuring Spanish music, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet gets ready for two important performances in the next couple of months. The first one will be in September at the 47o. Festival Música Nova “Gilberto Mendes”, which proposes dialogues between the music of today and the revolutionary music of the past. The festival will be held in Ribeirão Preto, hometown of quartet member Gustavo Costa.

In October, the BGQ travels to Ireland for a special performance at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, which will include music by Villa-Lobos as well as by Granados, Albéniz and de Falla. This concert will be the first appearance under the auspices of the quartet’s new European management, Lundström Arts Management.

U.S. and Canada tour in July

2013 June 9 by

Celebrating the Summer festivals in North America, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet makes in July its first tour under the auspices of Shupp Artists Management. The tour includes a returning engagement at the Colorado Music Festival, where the BGQ performed a sold-out concert in 2009, and a Canadian appearance at Ottawa’s Music & Beyond Festival. There, the quartet will perform three different programs, featuring music by Bach, Brazilian classical composers – including music by Villa-Lobos from the 2011 Latin Grammy winner CD – and the Spanish repertoire from the soon-to-be released new BGQ album.

BGQ project selected for a 10-concert tour in 2013!

2012 November 30 by

A project written by Roda Produções Artísticas and the Brazilian Guitar Quartet has just been selected to perform a 10-concert tour in São Paulo state, Brazil, during 2013. The tour, sponsored by SESI, a non-profit organization that operates throughout the country contributing to the social well-being of the industrial workers, will celebrate the 2011 Latin Grammy award, featuring an all Villa-Lobos program.

Details to be announced soon.

Quartet performs in Brazil in June and July

2012 June 12 by

The BGQ’s next appointments include two concerts in Brazil. On June 30th, the quartet will be at CPFL Cultura, in Campinas (São Paulo state), for a rare performance of Isaac Albéniz’s Suite Iberia. This is an opportunity to hear in its full one of the most important works of the Spanish repertoire for piano, majestically arranged for guitar quartet.

On July 21, the quartet will play in the most traditional classical music festival in Brazil, the Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival. Besides Albéniz, the program will feature music by Villa-Lobos, from the quartet’s last CD which won the Latin Grammy in 2011 in the “best classical album” category.

For further details, please click on the links below.

CPFL Cultura

Festival de Inverno de Campos do Jordão

Brazilian Guitar Quartet Box Set

2012 April 17 by

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet’s Collection on Delos!

What better way for Delos to celebrate The Brazilian Guitar Quartet’s 2011 Latin GRAMMY win (for “Best Classical Album”) than to offer our legion of BGQ fans a new box set containing all five of their albums to date? Their win – for their Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos recording (DE 3409) – confirmed BGQ’s status as one of the very finest groups of its kind worldwide. This specially priced box set will give guitar lovers everywhere an unprecedented opportunity to acquire – at very low cost – BGQ’s entire recorded output.

The BGQ – praised in the Washington Post for their “seductive beauty” and “virtuosic gusto” – has garnered enthusiastic critical acclaim for their previous four releases as well. Essencia do Brasil (DE 3245) and Encantamento (DE 3302) are enchanting and varied collections of music from leading Brazilian composers. The remaining single-composer releases are Bach: The Orchestral Suites (DE 3254) and Isaac Albéniz: Iberia (DE 3364). All five releases have been praised for their technical wizardry, spirited interpretations, and BGQ’s own superb arrangements – as well as the unique depth and richness of their sound. In guitar-loving Brazil, they proudly call BGQ their “Dream Team.” Here’s your chance to make them YOUR dream team, too – at a price that will surprise you.

Recordings:

Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos
Albeniz: Iberia
Encantamento
Bach: Four Suites for Orchestra
Essencia Do Brasil

Get it at Delos Store!

Brazilian Guitar Quartet Wins Latin GRAMMY!

2011 November 16 by

For those of you who didn’t catch our euphoric announcements late yesterday on Twitter and Facebook, Delos is tickled pink (HOT pink!) to inform you that our very own Brazilian Guitar Quartet has just won the 2011 Latin GRAMMY award for Best Classical Album with their “Brazilian Guitar Quartet plays Villa-Lobos” release. Watch for another Delos Insider post in the near future, with more detailed commentary, an artist interview, and a special download deal from iTunes!

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