Texas Guitar Quartet in concert at Claudia Crosby Theater Friday night

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, February 17, 2015

When something is coming to an end, it is often said to be “winding down.” But the Troy Arts Council is “gearing up” for the culminating events of its 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season Calendar.

TAC President Ruth Walker said the season calendar will close out with a flair beginning with the Texas Guitar Quartet in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.

“This continues to be an outstanding year for the performing arts,” Walker said.

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“We’ll close out the season beginning with the Texas Guitar Quartet concert Friday night, then the Vienna Boys Choir in March and the Southeast Alabama Community Band Concert in May.”

But, first things first.

The Texas Guitar Quartet will also perform at the Troy University Guitar Festival 2015 and Competition on Friday.

“The TAC always hopes to take advantage of opportunities to coordinate its entertainment schedule with the university and local schools,” Walker said. “The Texas Guitar Quartet is a relatively new group, but they have quickly become well known and respected.

We are extremely proud to join the John M. Long School of Music and the Alabama State Council on the Arts in including a performance by these outstanding guitarists at the Troy University Guitar Festival.”

Isaac Bustos, Jonathan Dotson, Alejandro Montiel and Joseph Williams II make up the Texas Guitar Quartet.

“As soloists, they have gained acclaim on concert stages around the world and prizes in dozens of international guitar competitions,” Walker said.

“Together, they bring their unique talents to an ensemble dedicated to presenting chamber music of the highest quality.”

The Texas Guitar Quartet has performed at guitar festivals from Texas to New York. Walker said the quartet has developed an exciting repertoire by commissioning new works and creating their own arrangements and compositions. The quartets’ arrangements offer fresh perspective on works from other repertoires.

“Their critically acclaimed 2012 debut recording, ‘RED,’ was featured on the internationally syndicated radio show, ‘Classical Guitar Alive,’” she said.

“We are looking forward to having the Texas Guitar Quartet at the Crosby Theater Friday night.

Tickets for the Texas Guitar Quartet concert Friday night are $20 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door.