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Brazilian Guitar Quartet "Quaternaglia" Performs for School of the Arts

QuaternagliaFARMERS BRANCH/DALLAS • Four guitars blend together into an outstanding performance as Quaternaglia comes to the Brookhaven College School of the Arts Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. in the Student Services Center, Building S. Fernando Lima, João Luiz, Fabio Ramazzina and Sidney Molina, the Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet is a strong international presence for artistic quality and perform an outstanding repertoire for four guitars.

The Fort Worth Star Telegram review of the Jan. 23, 2003 Quaternaglia concert for the Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society, called their performance an "…excellent showcase for the amazing timing, polished musicianship and outstanding tightness of the quartet."

For their 2004-2005 season, Quaternaglia has launched a new album called "Presença" which included pieces written by the Brazilian composers Radamés Gnattali, Sergio Molina, Paulo Tiné, Rodrigo Vitta, Tom Jobim and Douglas Lora, and will perform the world première of pieces composed by Sergio Molina and Egberto Gismonti for guitar quartet and string orchestra at the First International Guitar Festival at Round Top, Texas.

During the last 12 years, the group has established a canon of original pieces, almost all of them written by Brazilian composers. The group's performance caught the attention of the international critics in 1998 after receiving the "Ensemble Prize" at the International Guitar Contest of Havana (Cuba) and also after its participation in several important guitar and chamber music programs in the United States, like Guitarists of the World, the American Guitar Society Concert Series in Los Angeles and Round Top at Festival Hill.

Pricing for tickets is $24 for general admission, $20 for senior adults or Dallas County Community College District employees and $15 for students. Tickets are available at the Brookhaven College School of the Arts Box Office at 972-860-4118. BCSA Box Office hours are from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Brookhaven College School of the Arts is funded in part by a grant from the city of Carrollton. For information about the School of the Arts, contact Rodger Bennett, dean, at 972-860-4730.

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