San Francisco Guitar Quartet kicks off annual classical guitar series

Davis, CA – January 27, 2015: Davis Arts Center’s 6th Annual Classical Guitar Concert Series kicks off on February 21 at 7 pm with a performance by the San Francisco Guitar Quartet (SFGQ).

Committed proponents of new music as well as the classics, SFGQ draws from a rich background of musical traditions including classical, contemporary, world and ethnic traditions, and improvisation. Its members – Ramon Fermin, Matthew Fish, Jon Mendle and Patrick O’Connell – have each distinguished themselves as recording artists and chamber musicians through national and international tours, CD releases, prize-winning performances and other achievements.

The concert will include works from the 19th century to the present day, including a quartet by Antoine L’Hoyer (1768-1852) that is one of the earliest guitar quartets ever written. The group will also present works featuring African and Brazilian influences, as well as contemporary music for the classical guitar quartet from Australia and the United States.

Organized by local composer, performer and teacher Matthew Grasso, Davis Arts Center’s classical guitar concert series gives musicians and audiences alike the opportunity to explore the depth and breadth of the guitar repertoire in an intimate setting. All performances this season will take place on Saturday evenings at 7 pm.

The series will continue with performances by the Athens Guitar Duo,, on March 7; DuoSF,, on April 11; Yuri Liberzon,, on May 2; and Tatiana Senderowicz on June 13.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors, and $5 children 12 and under. Davis Arts Center members receive a 10% discount on tickets purchased in advance. Discount does not apply to children’s tickets. For more information on the series and to purchase tickets, visit

Contact:  Erie Vitiello, Executive Director
Davis Arts Center, 1919 F Street, Davis, CA  95616
(530) 756-4100​