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Minneapolis Guitar Quartet to Display Diverse Talents in Feb. 13 Performance

Minneapolis Guitar QuartetThe Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will bring their talents to the University Center Ballroom on Thursday, Feb.13 in a 7:30 p.m. concert as guests of Ferris State University's Arts and Lectures Committee. This performance is free and open to the university community and the general public. (Photo courtesy Leslie Shank)

Classically trained guitarists with decades of experience will bring a wide-ranging repertoire to the University Center Ballroom on Thursday, Feb. 13, as Ferris State University’s Arts and Lectures Committee welcomes the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet for a 7:30 p.m. performance.

Committee Chair Glen Okonoski, a professor in the Television and Digital Media Production program, said this concert is free and open to the public, and the committee extended an invitation to area school systems to join Ferris students, faculty and staff that evening.

“We are excited that this uniquely talented group will be performing, so we can showcase their talent in our community,” Okonoski said. “We are very pleased to provide an opportunity to enrich our students culturally, and to further their learning. The quartet has agreed to also perform in our TDMP studio during the day on Thursday, and that concert will be broadcast at a later date.”

The foursome, Joseph Hagedorn, Maja Radovanlija, Ben Kunkel and Wade Oden, seeks to build a rapport with its audiences through an engaging stage presence and distinctive humor. The quartet’s selections include works from J.S. Bach to Piazzolla to Prince, and their guest appearances include the nationally syndicated radio program Saint Paul Sunday, and on National Public Radio’s Performance Today. The quartet has garnered unanimous international critical acclaim from its five CDs on the Albany, GSP and Innova labels.

For more information, contact Joyce Mudel at (231) 591-3626 at least 72 hours before this event.