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Musical Arts Series to feature Minneapolis Guitar Quartet April 23

The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will perform at Southeastern on April 23.
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will perform at Southeastern on April 23.

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT,
Okla. –
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
and the Southeastern Chorale will conclude the 45th season of the
Musical Arts Series at Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Tuesday, April
23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall on the campus of Southeastern.

From J.S. Bach to Piazzolla to Prince, the Minneapolis
Guitar Quartet’s (MGQ) inventive and eclectic programs are enlivened by a
bravado and synchronicity that have been honed through decades of classical
training and concert experience. The foursome — Joseph Hagedorn, Maja
Radovanlija, Ben Kunkel and Wade Oden — builds an uncommon rapport with its
audiences through its engaging stage presence and distinctive humor.

MGQ’s diverse and innovative collaborations include
programs for guitar quartet with choir featuring the recently commissioned work
Music of Love and the Stars by notable choral composer Jeffrey Van in addition
to arrangements of well-known works by Gabriel Fauré.  They will perform
this repertoire with the Southeastern Chorale, the premier touring choral
ensemble for Southeastern Oklahoma State University.  The Chorale, under
the direction of Dr. Stacy Weger, has a history of regional, national, and
international performance.  They will be joined in concert by Aprill
Raines and Alicia Wallace.

This concert is free and open to the public and is made possible
by generous support in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council and Musical Arts
Series patrons.  The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency
for the support and development of the arts. The agency’s mission is to lead in
the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry. The Oklahoma Arts Council
provides more than 400 grants to nearly 225 organizations in communities
statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the
state’s arts and cultural industry, and manages works of art in the Oklahoma
Public Art Collection and the public spaces of the state Capitol.

For more information about Musical Arts Series events, contact Dr.
Jeremy Blackwood at jblackwood@se.edu or call 580-745-2088.