Crowell Concert Series concludes with Minneapolis Guitar Quartet on Friday February 18

Crowell Concert Series concludes with Minneapolis Guitar Quartet on Friday February 18

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts presents
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Concert on February 18 to include arrangements of works by Piazzolla, Debussy, Purcell, and Rodrigo
Middletown, Conn., February 9, 2011—  The 36th annual Crowell Concert Series at Wesleyan University’s Center for Arts concludes with a performance by the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall,  located at 50 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown. The ensemble, featuring Joseph Hagedorn, Ben Gateño, Wade Oden, and Steven Newbrough, will perform original arrangements of works by composers including Ástor Piazzolla, Claude Debussy, Henry Purcell, and Joaquín Rodrigo (see full program below).  A pre-concert talk by Wesleyan University private lessons teacher Carver Blanchard will start at 7:15pm. Admission is $23, $18 for senior citizens and students. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit or call (860) 685-3355.

"Flawless, musical and witty."
--Classical Guitar Magazine, England

About the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
With the passion, style, and musical sophistication borrowing from the best chamber music and string quartet traditions, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet has successfully made its case as one of the world's leading guitar ensembles since its founding in 1986. The Quartet has performed throughout the United States both in recital and with orchestra, balancing a dizzying array of first-rate repertoire ranging from Renaissance and Baroque to Spanish, Latin American and Romantic, to highly imaginative commissioned contemporary works. The Quartet’s concerto appearances include the Austin Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Britt Festival Orchestra (OR), Minnesota Orchestra, the Columbus (GA) Symphony, the Orchestra of Indian Hill (MA), and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, among others.In recital, the Quartet has performed in cities across more than 30 states, including Seattle, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Baltimore,Omaha, and Boston. Other highlights include Princeton University, the Il Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra at the National Arts Center in Mexico City, the Omni Foundation Dynamite Guitar series in San Francisco, and the Stetson International Guitar Workshop in Florida. The Quartet has been heard on the nationally syndicated Saint Paul Sunday, and on National Public Radio's Performance Today.  For more information, please visit


Windy**- Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Petite Suite (1886-1889)**- Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
En Bateau
A Scottish Fantasy (1996)*-David Crittenden (b. 1960)
Three Finnish Pieces**-Maria Kalaniemi (b. 1964)
            Tahdet Taivahalla
Hermannin Riili

Sonata Op. 1, No. 9**- Archangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Sonata No. 6 in g minor** - Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Sonata No. 10 in C Major**- Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Ghetto Strings (2001)*- Daniel Bernard Roumain (b. 1970)
Cuatro piezas**- Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)
Caleseras (Homenaje a Chueca)
Fandango del ventorrillo
Plegaria de la Infanta de Castilla
Danza valenciana
 * Written for the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
 **Arranged by the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet