TODAY! The Tantalus Quartet; Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival; March 30, 2019 7:30 PM; Sundin Hall, Hamline University

Tantalus Quartet

The Tantalus Quartet, presented by the Minnesota Guitar Society as part of the Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival

March 30, 2019

7:30 PM

$25 general admission, $20 MGS members and seniors, $10 students

Sundin Hall, Hamline University

1531 Hewitt Ave, St Paul, MN 55104

Phone: (651) 523-2459

Tickets at the door or online at

Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival

Friday, March 29, 2019 through  Sunday, March 31, 2019

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This year, the annual Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival will take place in Minnesota for the first time. Hosted by the Guitar Program of the School of Music at the University of Minnesota, and co-sponsored by the Minnesota Guitar Society, the Festival runs from March 29 through 31.

The Tantalus Quartet is Kristian Anderson, Stephen Mattingly, Lynn McGrath, and Sungmin Shin. The quartet will be performing a varied program of works by composers including Roland Dyens, Clarice Assad, and Phillip Houghton.

Tantalus maintains an active performing schedule, and has appeared at important venues including Carnegie Hall, the Guitar Foundation of America Convention, the Mostly Music Series Chicago, Iserlohn International Guitar Symposium (Germany), Silesian Guitar Autumn (Poland), Acadia International Guitar Festival (Canada), and many others. 

(Minnesota native) Kristian Anderson currently lives with his wife in Minneapolis, where, in addition to his prolific classical guitar life, he enjoys a thriving career as a theater musician, performing approximately 400 shows a year.  He currently heads guitar studies at North Hennepin Community College, teaches at MacPhail Center for Music, and is on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Guitar Society.

Mattingly, an Eastman alum, graduated with his Bachelor of Music in 2000 and his Master of Music in 2001 and is now an Associate Professor of Guitar at the University of Louisville.

Shin, also an Eastman alum, graduated with his Master of Music in 2011 and is completing his Doctor of Music Arts degree through Eastman this year.

McGrath is now a Senior Guitar Instructor at the Eastman Community Music School.

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Published by baldpomegranatenixon

I'm an expatriate Memphis musician and an instructor at a private music college in Minnesota. I find a greater clarity in my appreciation for music from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region, now that I've lived away from it for decades, than when I was growing up in the midst of it.

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