Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Dublin Guitar Quartet

They may play traditional classical Spanish-style guitars, but they’re not your standard guitar ensemble. The Dublin Guitar Quartet will make its Sedona debut Sunday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School.

Described as a “quartet with a difference” by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is the first classical guitar quartet entirely devoted to new music. Since its genesis, the quartet has expanded the genre’s repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern masterpieces. By using 8- and 11-string guitars, the quartet has created an original catalogue of arrangements by composers including Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt, and György Ligeti.

DGQ members include Brian Bolger, Patrick Brunnock, Tomos O’Durcain and Chien Buggle. The DGQ has performed at prestigious chamber music venues worldwide.

“This is our musical celebration of St. Patrick’s Day,” said CMS artistic director Bert Harclerode. The Sedona concert will feature works by many of this generations leading composers including Gongon by Los Angeles Guitar Quartet founder William Kanengiser, Chimurenga by Dublin Guitar Quartet founding member Dave Flynn. Of particular note is Book of Leaves by Rachel Grimes who is heralded as “one of American independent music’s few truly inspired technicians” by WIRE magazine. Grimes is a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky.

General admission for the concert is $40 for adults, $15 for students, and free for children ages 12 and younger. Reserved seating is $60. For tickets and more information, visit chambermusicsedona.org.


  • Occurred Sunday, March 11th, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm


Sedona Performing Arts Center



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