The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Reynolds Recital Hall. The performance is part of the Siril Endowment for the Musical Arts concert series. Admission is $12 for the general public, $7 for youth and free for NMU students with ID.
Consisting of members Joseph Hagedorn, Maja Radovanlija, Ben Kunkel and Wade Oden, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet possesses a highly varied repertoire, which includes their own acclaimed arrangements of music by Japanese jazz pianist Hiromi, Finnish folk musician Maria Kalaniemi and classical composers Joaquin Rodrigo, Alberto Ginastera and Modest Mussorgsky. All members are collegiate faculty members and frequently conduct master classes and workshops at festivals and universities across the United States.
The band has been heard on the nationally syndicated radio program “Saint Paul Sunday” and on National Public Radio's “Performance Today.” It has also been featured on Twin Cities Public Television's “Minnesota Original.” The group's discography on the Albany, GSP and Innova labels have garnered international acclaim from music critics.