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The Washington Pavilion Presents The Brazilian Guitar Quartet

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(Sioux Falls, SD 07/23/08) -

The Washington Pavilion welcomes one of the world's

leading guitar ensembles, The Brazilian Guitar Quartet, to the Belbas Theatre on Friday,

August 1 at 8 pm. Tickets cost $15 and are available for purchase at the door starting at 6:30 pm.

Praised by the Washington Post for their "seductive beauty" and "virtuosic gusto," the

Brazilian Guitar Quartet’s unique combination of regular six-string and extended-range, eightstring

guitars, allows for the exploration of an original and unusual repertoire. In their almost ten

years of activity, the BGQ has performed more than 250 concerts in the Americas, Europe and

Asia, often receiving ecstatic audience responses, garnering rave reviews, and meeting sold-out


Highlights of the BGQ's past seasons include performances at the 92 Street 'Y' and the

Metropolitan Museum in New York, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Vancouver Playhouse in Canada,

Dumbarton Concerts in Washington, D.C., Chamber Music Albuquerque, Shriver Hall in

Baltimore, Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz in La Antigua, Guatemala, San Luis Obispo

Mozart Festival, Round Top International Festival, Hong Kong International Arts Festival,

Carmel Bach Festival, El Paso Chamber Music Festival, Musica Mundi Festival in Brussels,

Belgium, Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Monterrey in Mexico, Aarhus International Guitar

Festival in Denmark, Dundee Guitar Festival in Scotland and Festival Internacional de Guitarra

de Santo Tirso in Portugal, besides numerous performances and recordings for National Public

Radio in Washington, D.C. and Houston.