Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Mar 09 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312

Georgia Guitar Quartet Performing at Concord University For First 2011 Artist Lecture Series Event

ATHENS – The Georgia Guitar Quartet (GGQ) will be performing for Concord University’s Artist Lecture Series in the Alexander Fine Arts Center Theater on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The performance is the first event of 2011 for the concert series.

Like the band R.E.M., Brian Smith, Jason Solomon, Phil Snyder and Kyle Dawkins met when they were students at the University of Georgia. John Sutherland, the guitar professor instrumental in the quartet’s formation, said they connect with traditions of the past and push forward in new and unique directions by putting a little rock ‘n’ roll into their interpretations of classical music.

The GGQ draws inspiration from classical masters like Bach and Brahms, experimentalists like Cage, Bartók, and Stockhausen, and contemporary rock icons including Radiohead and Led Zeppelin. They are known for their energetic performances on college campuses across America.

Tickets for the GGQ’s performance can be reserved through the Concord University Box Office at and by calling (304) 384-5101 or e-mailing Admission is free for Concord faculty, staff and students as well as for senior citizens, children and non-Concord students. Tickets are $5 for all other adults. The University Box Office will open an hour before the show for ticket sales.