Valley Concert Society in Abbotsford presents the Canadian Guitar Quartet – Abbotsford News

The Valley Concert Society presents the Canadian Guitar Quartet on Friday, March 11.

The concert starts at 7:30pm at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way.

The quartet’s musical brilliance, wry sense of humor, and engaging stage performances have made them a crowd favorite wherever they perform. Their debut in New York received rave reviews.

The program covers a variety of musical styles. It opens with Mozart and ends with a charming set from Brazil. The quartet will also feature original works composed by past and present quartet members.

The guitarist is not only a very talented musician, but also a very creative composer. Louis Trépanier, the original member of the ensemble, has arranged several parts on the program for four guitars.

The quartet will also feature a four-movement work entitled The Empty House composed by another of their colleagues, Renaud Côté-Giguère.

The group was formed in 1999 around a core of people from the University of Ottawa. Two of its current members are from Ottawa-Gatineau, the other two are from Montreal.

The Canadian Guitar Quartet Concert in Abbotsford kicked off their West Coast tour with this performance on March 11. It’s been five years since they made their first appearance at Abbotsford.

Tickets are $28 for adults and $15 for students and are available at The door will be opened to the public at 18:45

The public health order requires proof of vaccination and identification to be shown at the door, and a face mask is required when indoors.

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