Arts & Entertainment

Lauded guitar quartet coming

The Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will bring its sound to the Tri-Cities starting at 8 p.m. April 17 in the Battelle Auditorium in Richland.

"The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is a really big deal to have here," said Onnie Adams of the Camerata Musica organization, which is sponsoring the concert. "They have a Grammy award tucked in their library, or music studio or wherever (musicians) put those awards."

These fingerpicking masters earned a Grammy nomination for their album LAGQ: Latin in 2003 for best classical cross-over recording. The group won the Grammy in 2005 for their recording, Guitar Heroes.

John Dearman, William Kanengiser and Scott Tennant are the founding members of the quartet. The newest member is Matthew Greif.

The musicians will play Spanish music from the 17th and 18th centuries as well as pieces by 20th century Brazilian and Cuban composers and opera selections from Rossini's Barber of Seville and Bizet's Carmen.

Admission is free but seating is limited. The Battelle auditorium is on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland.

"This concert is primarily funded in memory of Molly Hart who was active on the (Camerata) board for 10 years," Adams said.

Hart passed away from cancer more than a year ago and her husband, Pat Hart, gave the organization a generous grant to bring the quartet to town, Adams said.

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