Saturday March 3, 2018
Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet with James Dick, Piano
August to April Series
Festival Concert Hall
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet Poster
Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet returns to the Festival Concert Hall stage to perform selections from their wide repertoire. In celebration of QGQ's 25th anniversary, pianist James Dick, the Institute's Founder and Artistic Director, will join the ensemble to perform the premiere of a Quintet with Piano by Sergio Molina.

Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet (QGQ) is acclaimed as one of the world's top guitar ensembles. Composed of Brazilian guitarists Chrystian Dozza, Fabio Ramazzina, Thiago Abdalla, and Sidney Molina, QGQ is recognized for its artistic excellence and for its significant contributions to the expansion of guitar quartet repertoire.

James Dick
James Dick, Piano
Review: "The four Brazilian [guitarists] performed the entire concert from memory and with a precise interaction that makes one think that their hearts must beat in the same rhythm." Fort Worth Star Telegram

The quartet has performed in fifteen American states including Texas, in countries like Portugal, Spain, Australia, Cuba, Uruguay, and Argentina, and in seventeen Brazilian states. Quaternaglia has also conducted Master Classes and lectures at various institutions including Yale University, the Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University at Bloomington), and the Coimbra Conservatory.

Besides recording twenty-five original Brazilian pieces, Quaternaglia is especially well-known for its interpretations of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos and Cuban-born Leo Brouwer, as well as for renditions of Renaissance and Spanish music.

Adult $30. Student $10. General seating. Concert tickets will be held at the will call table on the West side of the concert hall. Doors open 1 hour prior to the concert. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Lunch will be available prior to the concert at 12:45 PM in the Menke House Dining Hall, by reservation only. Purchase meals here when you purchase your concert tickets. The buffet-style pre-concert meal has become a favorite among concertgoers. Menu includes Old Fashioned Roast Beef Au Jus, Au Gratin Potatoes, Buttered Green Beans, Salad Bar, Sweet Yeast Rolls, Homemade Carrot Raisin Cake, iced tea and coffee.

Round Top Festival Institute hosts world renowned guitar quartet Quaternaglia from Sao Paolo, Brazil on March 3, 2018. The institute's founder, James Dick, gives Banner-Press viewers a preview of the upcoming show.        

Brazilian guitar quartet Quaternaglia with James Dick (5:28)
Published by Brenham Banner Press on Feb 28, 2018
Sobre um tema de Gismonti (On a Theme by Gismonti) (4:22)
Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet; Chrystian Dozza, composer

Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend.

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Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
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Menke House Location: 141 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
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Four for Tango (1988)
arr. Fabio Ramazzina
Astor Piazzolla
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (1961)
arr. Thiago Tavares
1.Prólogo (Allegro moderato)
2.Somewhere (Adagio)
3.Scherzo (Vivace e leggiero)
4.Mambo (Meno presto)
5.Cha-cha (Andantino con grazia)
6. Meeting Scene (Meno mosso)
7.Cool Fugue (Allegretto)
8.Rumble (Molto allegro)
9.Final (Adagio)
Leonard Bernstein
Suite No. 3 (1973)
arr. Chrystian Dozza
3. Lento
4. Allegro gracioso
Ronaldo Miranda
(b. 1948)
An Angel (1999)
Egberto Gismonti
(b. 1947)
On a Theme by Gismonti (2012)
Chrystian Dozza
(b. 1983)
Quintet No. 2 for piano and guitar quartet (2017)
World premiere
Sergio Molina
(b. 1967)