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04 Jan

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RED: Help make the TXGQ Debut Recording

January 4, 2012 | No Comments

You can pre-order a copy of the Texas Guitar Quartet’s debut CD and make sure it will be recorded all at the same time. We’ve got 11 days to raise about $1100 and we need you to make it happen.

Go to Kickstarter to see how you can help.

29 Dec

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Austin Pictures on KLRU

December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Tonight, KLRU’s Arts in Context will feature Jorge Caballero and the Austin Pictures Event presented by the Austin Classical Guitar Society. In addition to Caballero’s incredible performance of Mussorgsky’s Pictures an Exhibition, it will also feature the Miro String Quartet, Peter Bay, and the massive guitarist orchestra performing my newest piece: Austin Pictures.

In the Austin area, tune in tonight at 7:30PM on KLRU. If you do not live in the Austin area, you will be able to find it soon at Here is a short preview:

Jorge Caballero | Arts In Context from KLRU-TV on Vimeo.

20 Sep

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Texas Guitar Quartet: Live in Huntsville

September 20, 2011 | No Comments

There are seven new videos from our concert in Huntsville, TX up on the Texas Guitar Quartet youtube page. Check out a wild new version of Cells Making Cells Making Cells:

18 May

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The Red Quartet: Try not to die

May 18, 2011 | No Comments

The Red Quartet (2011) by by Joseph Williams II
I. Try not to die
II. Birthday
III. Cells making cells making cells

Premier performance by the Austin Guitar Quartet:
Chad Ibison, Jay Kacherski, Janet Grohovac, Joseph Williams II, guitars
April 15th 2011 at the University of Texas, Butler School of Music

18 May

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14 Apr

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The Red Quartet

April 14, 2011 | No Comments

The premiere performance of the Red Quartet by Joseph Williams II will be tomorrow (Friday, April 15th at 5:00 PM). The piece will be performed by the Austin Guitar Quartet (Janet Grohovac, Chad Ibison, Jay Kacherski, and Joseph Williams II).

The concert will also feature various chamber works by the students of the University of Texas Butler School of Music.

The event is free to the public and is also available for live streaming online. For all details and streaming go here.

12 Dec

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Happy Birthday Beethoven

December 12, 2010 | No Comments

Music & A Movie: Immortal Beloved

PKWproductions, P. Kellach Waddle director
Music & a Movie “Immortal Beloved”
Sunday, December 12 at 7 pm
Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd, (512) 219-780

· ” Ah perfido”, Concert Aria for Soprano and Piano L. V. Beethoven
Emily Breedlove, Soprano Nikki Birdsong, Piano
· Variations on a Swiss Song for Harp – LVB
Elaine Barber, Harp
· String Quintet #2: ” Meditation on Beethoven’s Death Mask” (Austin Premiere) P. K. Waddle
J. Desautels, M. Petrone, Violins M. Carpetyan, Viola K. Hammelin, Cello P. K. Waddle, Bass

· Piano Sonata #14, Opus 27 #2 (“Moonlight”) Movement 1 : Adagio Sostenuto — LVB arr. for Guitar and Bass by P. K. Waddle
· Piano Sonata #8, Opus 13 (“Pathetique”) Movement 2 : Adagio Cantabile, LVB, Arr. for Guitar and Bass by P. K. Waddle
Joseph V. Williams II, Guitar P., K. Waddle, Bass
· Prelude in C Minor for Solo Bass: Psychosis; Haunted by Ludwig at 4:38 AM for Solo Bass P. K. Waddle


14 Nov

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The Austin Guitar Quartet

November 14, 2010 | No Comments

The newly formed Austin Guitar Quartet will debut with 4 performances this November. The AGQ includes Janet Grohovac, Chad Ibison, Jay Kacherski, and Joseph Williams II.

Tuesday Nov. 16th Info Live streaming available through link.
AGQ will be featured on the UT faculty concert of the incredible Patrick Hughes (french horn). Prof. Hughes and the AGQ will open the program entitled Horn and Song with a beautiful arrangement of Villa-lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras 5. The performance includes Colette Valentine on piano and special guests UT School of Music alums Kathlene Ritch (soprano) and Anne Marie Cherry (horn), the Austin Guitar Quartet, and the internationally acclaimed UT horn choir!

Wednesday Nov. 17th Info

Butler School of Music Chamber Recital: with various UT chamber ensembles

November 22nd, AGQ will be joined by violinist Megan Canney and bassist Sehyun Kwak for a private performance for the 4th grade classes of Daniel Ramirez and Jose Arguello at Cook Elementary!

Tuesday, November 23rd Info
Fulbright scholar and recent prizewinner of the Texas A&M International Guitar Competition, Jay Kacherski, will present a Doctorate of Music chamber recital featuring two U.S. premieres by Jorge Cordoba and Julio César Oliva, as well as music of Astor Piazzolla.
jay Kacherksi will be joined by Lina Morita (piano), Megan Canney (violin), Andy Streitelmier (violin), David Ballam (double bass), and the rest of the Austin Guitar Quartet.

In addition, AGQ member Janet Grohovac will be presenting a solo recital on Sunday, November 21 Info

30 Sep

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Strumming with style – Houstonian

September 30, 2010 | No Comments

“Spawned from the influences of classical artist Stravinsky and Led Zeppelin, guitarist Joseph Williams blends styles to orchestrate an entire world of music on his fretted instrument.

Last Friday, Williams performed at the new Performing Arts Center and treated the audience to an array of compositions.

The 14-year guitar veteran from New Mexico was the first guitarist to perform in the new center, and shouldn’t be the last.

“This is one of the best halls for guitar in the state,” Williams said. “There will be many pleased artists and audiences to walk in and out of these doors.”

Read the Full review by Michael Van Gorp of the Houstonian Online:

Strumming with style – Houstonian – Entertainment.