Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Thursday, November 1 | 7:30 pm

“The world’s hottest classical ensemble or its tightest pop band?  However it helps you to think about LAGQ, keep the emphasis on superlatives for its unrivaled joy, technical élan and questing spirits.” – Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is a highly energized, highly skilled group of classical guitarists that are Grammy award winners and are critically acclaimed around the world. Their interpretations of music from bluegrass to Bach will make their performance at the Berman unforgettable.

The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage. They consistently play to sold-out houses world-wide. Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. Programs including Latin, African, Far East, Irish, Folk and American Classics transport listeners around the world in a single concert experience.

Admission: $35 – $45
JCC Members: $28 – $37
Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.  Call (248) 661-1900 for more information.

Russian Renaissance

Thursday, March 28 | 7:30 pm

Russian Renaissance, a four piece group that uses authentic Russian folk instruments, emerged as the winners of the 2017 M-Prize Chamber competition—and now they’re coming to the Berman! The group plays traditional Russian music while also reimagining tango and jazz on the balalaika, domra/domra alto, button accordion, and balalaika contrabasso. Their passion for music is inherent in their beautiful performance.

Renaissance debuted in October 2015, performing with world-renowned director Emir Kusturica, two-time laureate of the Cannes Film Festival and the No Smoking Orchestra. The group is highly sought after for performances in Russia, the United States, and all over the world.

Ivan Kuznetsov, balalaika
Anastasia Zakharova, domra/domra alto
Alexander Tarasov, button accordion
Ivan Vinogradov, balalaika contrabasso

Admission: $38 – $48
JCC Members: $31 – $40
Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.  Call (248) 661-1900 for more information.