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Arcis Saxophone Quartet + pre-concert talk

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Conway Hall25 Red Lion Square, London, Greater London, WC1R 4RL, United Kingdom
On Sunday 8 December 2019 at 18:30
Programme
Reich, Steve (b. 1936)New York Counterpoint
Dvořák, Antonín (1841-1904)String Quartet no. 12 in F major, "American", Op.96
Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990)West Side Story suite for saxophone quartet
Barber, Samuel (1910-1981)Adagio for Strings (arr. for saxophone quartet)
Gershwin, George (1898-1937)Suite after themes of Porgy and Bess, for saxophone quartet
Performers
Arcis Saxophone QuartetSaxophone ensemble
Claus HierlukschSaxophone
Ricarda FussSaxophone
Edoardo ZottiSaxophone
Jure KnezSaxophone

American Dreams

Endless fascinating prairie landscapes; the exciting pulse of the city that never sleeps; the swinging life of the Southern states; stories full of dreams, hopes and love. In 'American Dreams', the Arcis Saxophone Quartet presents a broad musical range of the American way of life.

Pre-concert Talk, 5:30pm | Robert Hugill: The Fascinating History of the Saxophone

When it was invented by Adolphe Saxe, the saxophone was only one of a number of instruments created to correct the problems inherent in the instrumentation of the orchestra. Perceived as classical in the 19th century, the instrument’s 20th century history has enabled players to cross boundaries and genres.

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts

Founded in the 1880s, our chamber music concert series is the longest-running of its kind in Europe. Conway Hall was purpose-built in 1929 to host concerts and lectures, and they have continued here until the present day. The ethos of 'affordable classical music for all' still remains. Visit our website for more information about all our Autumn 2019 Season music events, including concerts, pre-concert talks and recitals.

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