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Guest Performance: Oregon Guitar Quartet

YMA welcomes to the stage the critically acclaimed Oregon Guitar Quartet, an ensemble of four of the finest classical guitarists residing in Portland, Oregon. The group’s members include John Mery, Jesse McCann, Bryan Johanson, and YMA's own guitar instructor Mario Diaz. The group has been performing and recording together for nearly a decade. Their 2010 debut album Something Wondrous Fair met with outstanding approval. Soundboard’s Jim McCutcheon wrote, “…it is the joyousness, energy, and precision of the performance that convinces me that this group is one to hear.” Since then, the group has released five more exciting and unique recordings each receiving rave reviews. The group has been featured at the Guitar Foundation of America Festival and recently at the Loudoun County Guitar Festival in Washington, D.C. They perform frequently up and down the west coast and toured Costa Rica in 2014 as part of the Credomatic Music Festival often delivering standing room only concerts.