August 20, 2008
Internationally acclaimed San Francisco Guitar Quartet Performs at Webster University
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The San Francisco Guitar Quartet, a highly regarded, cutting-edge chamber ensemble, performs at Webster University on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Community Music School of Webster University’s Concert Hall, 535 Garden Ave. General admission is $10, students and seniors, $5. For more information, call 968-7032.
Founded in 1997, the San Francisco Guitar Quartet (SFGQ) has established itself as a dynamic force in the guitar world through its groundbreaking concerts and recordings. They are committed to presenting new music - coalescing classical, world and improvisatory musical traditions.
The members of SFGQ, Mark Simons, Patrick O'Connell, David Dueñas, and Patrick Francis, have each distinguished themselves as recording artists and chamber musicians through their national and international touring, CD releases, and such achievements as first prize in the Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition, a Fulbright Scholarship, and a concert appearance in Carnegie Hall. Group members also hold faculty positions in Bay Area colleges and universities.
The SFGQ tours nationally and internationally; with performances on Guam and Taiwan, as well as appearances across the U.S. Other past performances include San Francisco's Omni Series, La Guitarra California Festival, Pasadena's Guitarra del Mar series, on NPR, and the syndicated radio shows, West Coast Live and Classical Guitar Alive!
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. The University’s core values include excellence in teaching, joining theory and practice, small class sizes, and educating students to be lifelong independent learners, fully prepared to participate in an increasingly international society. Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.