Guitar Festival: San Francisco Guitar Quartet

Since its debut in 1997, the San Francisco Guitar Quartet has established itself as a dynamic force in the guitar world through its innovative concerts and recordings. The current generation of the group seeks to continue the mission of expanding the guitar quartet repertoire through collaboration with living composers, bringing creative new works to life. 

The SFGQ’s recordings have garnered praise from critics and fans alike. Classical Guitar Magazine called their album Compadres "…a nice release from a very capable group of players who give strong performances throughout in this particularly interesting program." Acoustic Guitar Magazine chose the album as one of their "Top CD’s of the Year." Minor 7th Review said of their album Silhouette, “The SFGQ performs the various works beautifully, making full use of their broad dynamic range and remarkable accuracy” and composer Phillip Houghton called the group’s recording of his piece Opals “wonderfully played…and beautiful!"
The SFGQ has toured across the United States and travelled internationally to Germany, Taiwan, and Guam, where they performed sold out concerts. Past performances include San Francisco’s Omni Series, La Guitarra California Festival, Pasadena’s Guitarra del Mar series, the Hot Air Music Festival, and Dresdner Gitarrenfest in Dresden, Germany. The group has also performed at universities throughout the United States and has appeared on both NPR and the syndicated radio shows West Coast Live and Classical Guitar Alive!

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:00pm

School of Music, Comstock Concert Hall
105 W. Brandeis Ave. , Louisville, Kentucky 40292

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Arts, Music


Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public


Arts & Sciences, Mathematics, Music, Instrumental/Vocal Performance (Applied Music Studies), School of Music



$20 for general admission at the door, $10 for seniors & students with ID.



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Stephen Mattingly

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2301 S. 3rd St.

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

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