MUSIC AT THE GATE: Artesian Guitar Quartet


Music at the Gate’s next event brings the Artesian Guitar Quartetartesianwoods to the parish on 

Sunday,  October 25th at 5pm. 

Harris Becker, Laura Lessard, James Erickson and Andrew Falino will perform music written or arranged for four guitars from different times and places through the intimate voice of the guitar.

Look for them on YouTube and at their website

MAG events are free although a free will donation of $10 

is requested to ensure the future of the series.

The Artesian Guitar Quartet was founded in 2010 by guitarists James Erickson, Andrew Falino, Laura Lessard and Harris Becker. The programs the quartet presents are highly innovative and eclectic. Although much of the music they perform was originally written for four guitars, the quartet also uses the rich and varied tones of the guitar to bring transcriptions of orchestral and piano music to life in an intimate setting. The programs can include works by Bach, Tchaichovsky, Dvorak and Faure as well as arrangements of songs by the Beatles or traditional folk songs. The quartet is committed to exploring new works by contemporary composers as well. Most recently they gave premiere performances of two pieces written for them: Guitar Quartet No. 1 by Vincent Muscarella and Canon Redux by John Meschi.