Classical Guitar Quartet from Spain
Sunday 29 September 11:00 – 13:00
This concert is made possible by the kind support offered by Gobierno del Principado de Asturias, INAEM,
The Embassy of Spain in South-Africa in collaboration with Brooklyn Theatre and the Gauteng International Arts Festival.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 4 GUITARS
This is a unique trip around the world, recalling the most important stopovers of the Magellan expedition.
Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, ThePhilippines and Indonesia are the countries that provide
the music to this journey; music that reflects the culture of those lands, and what we have received from them that lasts until our
The program is composed by music created or versioned for the guitar quartet EntreQuatre,
and both selected from the 77 works released in these 35years of
uninterrupted activity, or commissioned especially for this programme.
Several contemporary Spanish works, a Fado, a Brazilian music that pays tribute
to an Amazonian tribe, a rebellious Uruguayan work, two cardinal points of an
Argentine melody, three traditional Filipino dances and bucolic music of
Sulawesi, one of the Spice Islands. All of them configure this program of
multiple faces and sounds so diverse that they end up having an aesthetic unity.
35 years of experience that have led to the presentation of our quartet in prestigious international venues,
such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, or the Latin Grammy’s nomination in 2009.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 4 GUITARS
Flores Chaviano (Cuba/España1946)
Sergio Assad (Brasil1952)
Versión JavierVázquez (2019)
3 danzas tradicionales* VersiónFloresChaviano (2019)
PedroPinhal / JoanaAmendoeira (Portugal)
Lisboa amor e saudade (2017)
Versión Flores Chaviano
Migueldel Águila (Uruguay1957)
Bookings: www.brooklyntheatre.co.za (012) 460 6033
Brooklyn Theatre is proud to feature yet another top class European ensemble of musicians on our stage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdQ2NZyT3J0
In 2009, when EntreQuatre was celebrating it’s 25th anniversary, it received one of it’s most important recognitions by being nominated to Latin Grammy Awards with the pice “4 Asimetrías”, written by Orlando Jacinto García and performed by the quartet.
In May 2017 EntreQuatre performed in the prestigious Prague Spring 72 International Music Festival filling up the hole Dvořák’s concert room with more tan 1000 people and having an undeniable success.
In 2016, on it’s 30th anniversary, Entrequatre achived an overwhelming victory performing the premiere of “Second Concert for 4 guitars and Orchestra” composed by Flores Chaviano and with the collaboration of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Principality of Asturias, conducted by Oliver Díaz.
In 1984 four Asturian guitarrists began working together as a group never suspecting that over the years they would become one of the most original and well established chamber ensembles in the field of contemporary music in Spain. In consequence, during this period, Entrequatre has inspired the creation of new works for four guitars, having premièred more than forty. Their autors are: Miguel del Aguila, Moisés Arnáiz, Imanol Bageneta, Jose Luis Barroso, Javier Blanco, Gustavo Becerra-Schmit, Alejandro Cardona, Enrico Chapela, Flores Chaviano, Fernando Colás, Carlos Cruz de Castro, Francisco Cuenca, María Escribano, Gabriel Fdez. Álvez, Orlando J. García, Tomás Garrido, Jose Mª García Laborda, Radamés Gnatalli, Agustín González Acilu, Rey Guerra, Fredrick Kaufman, Jose Manuel Lorenzo, Marisa Manchado, Jonatas Manzolli, Juan Méndez, Emiliano Pardo, Paquito D’Rivera, Leonardo Sánchez, Raúl do Valle.
Entrequatre has made tours of Europe, the United Estates, South America, South Africa and India. It is fitting to point out their presence at the following festivals: I Andrés Segovia In Memoriam, organised by the Sociedad General de Autores y Editores, X Rothemburg Guitar Festival (Germany), Aveiro Guitar Festival (Portugal), VI Salamanca Festival of Contemporary Music, XIII International Festival of Contemporary Music in Alicante, FIU Music Festival in Miami (1999), Santander International Festival and Donostia Music Fortnight.
In November 1989 they performed in the National Museum in Warsaw. In January 1992 they premièred Critalería Barroca by Carlos Cruz de Castro and ¿6×4? 24 by Marisa Manchado in the Reina Sofía National Museum and Art Centre in Madrid. In February 1995 they gave the first performance of Voyage, by María Escribano, in Brussels, and of Aquí lejos y Hace tiempo, by Leonardo Sánchez, in Paris. In January 1997 they oponed a guitar quartet cycle in the Juan March Foundation, with the premières of Sonata de Temple by García Laborda and Quartet nº1 by Radamés Gnatalli. In December 1998 they opened the concert season of the Miami Guitar Society with a recital in which they gave the world première of Concierto para cuatro guitarras «A García Lorca in memoriam» by Gabriel Fernández Álvez. In October 1999 they performed 4 Asimetrías by Orlando J. García and Catalan Concertante by Fredrick Kaufman in Auditorio Príncipe Felipe in Oviedo. In November 1999 they made their second tour of the USA, including performances in towns such as Washington, UNO headquarters in New York, Chicago and Miami.
Their collaboration with other groups began in 1989, when together with the Príncipe de Asturias Choir, they gave the first performance of Flores Chaviano’s Son de Negros en Cuba, for choir, narrator, small percussion group and guitar quartet, based on a text by García Lorca, during a tour of Germany and Poland. In February 1994 they premièred, accompanied by the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra (O.S.P.A), another composition by Flores Chaviano, Concierto para Cuatro Guitarras y Orquesta, commissioned by the Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporánea. With the same orchestra, in December 1997 they performed Concierto Ibérico for four guitars and orchestra by F. Moreno-Torroba, and recorded Concierto para cuatro guitarras by Rodrigo for NAXOS in 2000.
Sunday 29 September 11:00 – 13:00
Block A (Adult) – R250
Block A Senior(60+) / Student(21-) – R150
Block B (Adult) – R140
Block B Senior(60+) / Student(21-) – R100
Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets