University News
For Immediate Release: 
Apr 09 2007

CONTACT: Concord University Box Office
1-304-384-5101, boxoffice@concord.edu
www.concord.edu

Georgia Quartet to Perform at CU This Evening

Athens, W.Va. – Concord University Artist Lecture Series will present the Georgia Guitar Quartet this evening at 8 p.m. in the H.C. Paul Theater.

The group hails from Athens, Ga., and is comprised of Brian Smith, Jason Solomon, Phil Snyder, and Kyle Dawkins. The quartet makes a special effort to bring classical music into an informal atmosphere enhanced by frequent audience interaction.

The quartet has performed throughout the United States. They have covered a great deal of the Southeast as all four were born in the American South. They perform many original compositions and each individual comes up with new arrangements for them to play. Though the arrangements vary in musical style, the group specializes in classical works from the past five hundred years.

The group is part of the new generation of innovative performing artists who are changing the face of classical music. In addition to classical music the band will also perform jazz, bluegrass, ragtime and Celtic numbers.

The quartet has released three recordings and is currently completing work on a new CD, which will be released by Solponticello Records.

Funding for this event was provided by the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the West Virginia Commission of Culture and History.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $2 for non-Concord students.

For more information on this or other events taking place in the Alexander Fine Arts Center contact the box office at 1-304-384-5101 or by e-mail at boxoffice@concord.edu.

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the College on campus.

Carrie Akers, Ghent, and Lora Dewitt, Hinton, students in Concord University’s communication arts department wrote this press release.

PO BOX 1000, VERMILLION ST., ATHENS, WV 24712.