New West Guitar group rounds out performing arts series

SCOTTVILLE — The New West Guitar Group will conclude the 2017-2018 West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series at 7:30 p.m. on April 13 in the Center Stage

The 2017-18 West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series will conclude at 7:30 p.m. on April 13, in the Center Stage Theater with the group New West Guitar.

The 2017-18 West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series will conclude at 7:30 p.m. on April 13, in the Center Stage Theater with the group New West Guitar.

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The New West Guitar Group has developed a wide spread reputation as one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world. Featuring guitarists Perry Smith, John Storie and Will Brahm, they perform recognizable covers, jazz standards and exciting originals.

“This performance will be a must see for any individual who wants hear a myriad of musical genres and styles. We are proud to have these talented musicians close out a very successful and strongly attended performing arts series,” said Ted Malt, director of performing arts and professor of music studies.

Each recording project features their unique style of laid-back virtuosity through expert arrangements crafted by the members of the group. Their music is regularly featured on National Public Radio and jazz radio stations, while their repertoire is performed throughout the country by college and high school guitar programs.

Graduates of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, the group’s versatility as players and composers have given them a reputation as pioneers in the realm of guitar ensemble.

For more information on all Performing Arts Series events and to purchase general admission tickets, go to the college’s website, www.westshore.edu.

Tickets are also available by calling (231) 843-5507, or visiting the box office located in the Campus Center bookstore.

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