Texas Guitar Quartet, guest artists

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Concierto Andaluz by Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo, the Texas Guitar Quartet will perform the work with the Austin Civic Orchestra as part of its Golden concert program on Saturday, May 13, at Bates Recital Hall. 

Led by ACO Music Director Lois Ferrari, the orchestra will also play Rodrigo’s Adagio for Wind Orchestra and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in honor of that work’s 140th anniversary. The program begins at 7:30 p.m.

“Performing impressionistic Spanish guitar music with baroque style elements, alongside a traditional masterpiece like Tchaikovsky’s Symphony, helps us celebrate classical music’s diversity of range and audience appeal,” Ferrari said. 

Comprised of Isaac Bustos, Jonathan Dotson, Alejandro Montiel, and Joseph V. Williams, II, the Texas Guitar Quartet has been hailed as “impeccable in every respect” by Classical Guitar Magazine

The quartet formed in 2008 and has since performed around the world, premiering new works and creating bold arrangements of music by Mozart, Beethoven and Ravel. All four musicians earned a graduate degree from the University of Texas and studied under world-renowned American guitarist Adam Holzman.

Admission is free for individuals under the age of 18. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (65+), members of the military, and college students.  

Free Pre-Concert Art Show
In connection with the Tchaikovsky performance, audience members can view a free art show featuring works that Austin-area students created while listening to the piece. 

The art, on view in the lobby from 6-7:30 p.m., showcases winners of ACO’s Paint to Music contest. 


  Rodrigo   Adagio for Wind Orchestra
  Rodrigo   Concierto Andaluz for Four Guitars
Texas Guitar Quartet
  Tchaikovsky   Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM
  • Bates Recital Hall
    2406 Robert Dedman Drive
    University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX 78712

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    This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. 

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