Video Pick of the Week: Four Aces Guitar Quartet Plays the ‘Carmen Suite’ by Bizet

Next year, Belgium’s Four Aces Guitar Quartet will celebrate their tenth anniversary as one of Europe’s leading ensembles. They got their start playing in Belgium and Germany, and through the years have commissioned many pieces from top composers, and integrated classical repertoire with traditional folk and modern sources. This video finds the exciting foursome—Stein Verrelst, Inti de Maet, Bart Venken, and Menno Buggenhout—playing a suite of themes from George Bizet’s famous opera, Carmen. You’ll no doubt recognize many of the themes. —Blair Jackson