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VIDA Guitar Quartet coming to BYU-Idaho

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REXBURG ­­­— The VIDA Guitar Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 19, in the Barrus Concert Hall at Brigham Young University-Idaho. A free guitar master class will also be held June 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kirkham Building, according to a university press release.

Bringing together four of the United Kingdom’s most exceptional guitarists, the VIDA Guitar Quartet has appeared on some of North America’s and Europe’s most prestigious stages for classical guitar.

Following their performance at BYU-Idaho, the next week they will be keynote performers for the 2015 Guitar Federation of America annual conference in Oklahoma City, Okla.

VIDA Quartet members Mark Ashford and Amanda Cook are both internationally renowned performers in their own right, and Mark Eden and Christopher Stell (also known as the Eden Stell Guitar Duo) is one of the most sought-after guitar duos in the world.

Their program will include “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin, “The Carmen Suite” by Georges Bizet, “Hungarian Danes” by Johannes Brahms, and “Allegro” from the Brandenburg Concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Tickets for the Center Stage concert are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. Tickets can be purchased at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, by calling (208) 496-3170 or online at