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Musical Arts Series to feature Minneapolis Guitar Quartet April 23

April 15, 2019

The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will Perform at Southeastern on April 23


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 April 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.