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Catonsville Concerts at 3

  • Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023
  • Time: 3:00pm4:30pm
  • Location: Sanctuary

The Atlantic Guitar Quartet

Founded in 2010, the Atlantic Guitar Quartet is an ensemble dedicated to the creation and promotion of music by living composers. With virtuosic performances, innovative programing and collaborations with artists in other media the AGQ has broadened the definition and repertoire of the classical guitar quartet.

Mark Edwards, Kevin Shannon, Zoë Johnstone Stewart and Jonathan Zwi have each enjoyed extensive solo performing and teaching careers since finishing advanced degrees at the Peabody Conservatory. As a group, AGQ has performed as part of the Evolution Contemporary Music series and the Spring Stage Performances series, at Salisbury University, York College of Pennsylvania, Harford Community College and the Jordan Faye Contemporary Art Gallery. They have been artists-in-residence at the Engineer’s Club of the historic Garret-Jacobs Mansion in Baltimore since 2010. In addition to their performances, the quartet was invited to teach master classes and workshops at Salisbury University and the Mid Atlantic Guitar Ensemble Festival.

AGQ has been proactive in expanding the repertoire of the classical guitar quartet by commissioning new works. With major institutional support by the Presser Foundation and the Peabody Conservatory, AGQ has premiered pieces by American composers, Christopher Gainey, Ronald Pearl and David Smooke. These works, along with music by composer Olivier Bensa, will be featured on the quartet’s debut CD, to be released in the fall of 2013. AGQ’s 2013-2014 season will also feature a new commission by composer Joshua Bornfield, sponsored by the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society.

About Catonsville Concerts at 3

Catonsville Concerts at 3 are free, non-ticketed concerts featuring a wide variety of performers and ensembles. These concerts are held in the sanctuary of Catonsville Presbyterian Church, with plenty of room for our Catonsville and Maryland neighbors!

Catonsville Concerts at 3 is an independent charitable organization. Visit the Catonsville Concerts at 3 website for more information.

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