Thursday, January 21, 20168:00 pm
Works by Koch, Macnab-Séguin and Rea.
With their customary bravado, the Quasar musicians venture into the performance of three new works. Included are John Rea’s Fantaisies et allusions, for 4 saxophones and snare drum, and Capra che suona, for 10 saxophones. An evening centred on the sax and the instrument’s contrasts — at times solo, in quartets, or ensembles — oscillating between extreme virtuosity and slower contemplative evolutions.
Saxophonia 1 (1990), 10:44saxophone quartet
Fantaisies and/et Allusions (1969), 12:00saxophone quartet and snare drum (optional)
Atemholen (Take a breath) (2014)saxophone quartetPremiere
La capra che suona (1985), 8:0010 saxophones
Quatuor de saxophones (2014)saxophone quartetPremiere