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January 8, 2013

In high demand: ASC moves California Guitar Trio show to bigger hall

BIRMINGHAM —  UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center (ASC) will present audience favorite California Guitar Trio (CGT) on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.

 

The show, which was originally planned as an ArtPlay Parlor Music Series performance, has been moved, due to popular demand, to the ASC’s larger but still intimate Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Ticket prices will remain the same, and seating remains general admission. All ticket holders have been notified of the change.

 

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.50 and include a pre-show reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the ASC’s Ingalls Grand Foyer. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.

 

CGT was founded in Los Angeles in 1991 by Paul Richards of Salt Lake City, Bert Lams of Affligem, Belgium, and Hideyo Moriya of Tokyo. Guitar Shop magazine has called the group “pioneers of the New Acoustic Age” and the “world’s best acoustic band.” Vintage Guitar magazine praised the band’s “modern, highly listenable progressive rock effort … anchored by solid and dedicated musicianship.”

CGT’s eclectic repertoire includes original compositions, surf covers, rock, blues, world music and unconventional re-workings of classical music. CGT has released 14 albums. In October 2010, CGT released “Andromeda,” an all-original album named Best Instrumental Album that year by the Indie Acoustic Project. The band’s 2012 release, “Masterworks,” is an all-classical music compilation featuring music by Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, Rossini and more. It features new arrangements and previously unreleased versions of CGT classics.

About UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, part of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is one of the Southeast’s premier performing arts centers, presenting and producing the world’s best artists in music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and family entertainment. The ASC’s mission is to be a place where the entire community experiences and engages the arts. The ASC is home to ArtPlay, a new arts education center; the UAB departments of Theatre and Music; and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

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