With a repertoire that ranges from re-workings of classical music to “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the progressive acoustic group California Guitar Trio (CGT) will perform a diverse program 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Mesa Arts Center.
The combination of technical mastery with an unparalleled collection of stylistic influences, including European classical music, rock, blues, jazz, world music, and surf music, has created a demand for their recordings and touring performances.
The Trio’s music has been featured during television coverage of the Olympic Games (1998 and 2000), and on CBS, NBC, CNN WorldBeat and ESPN TV programs. CGT music was sent into outer space as wake-up music for the crew aboard NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour.
In August 2004 CGT released “Whitewater,” featuring original works offset by a puzzle-work arrangement of a Bach lute suite and a mash-up of “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” with The Doors’ “Riders on the Storm.”
The group’s 2012 release, “Masterworks,” is an all-classical compilation featuring music by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Rossini and Part.
For tickets, call (480) 644-6500 or visit MesaArtsCenter.com.