Upcoming Concerts

The PSQ is currently rehearsing for two upcoming concerts.

We were very excited about the program for both concerts---which include a premiere of Françoise Rose’s Le Vent Bleu, Dan Wyman’s recent Thermals II, Albeniz Trois Pieces, and Gershwin’s Three Preludes. In addition, Aaron Lington will be performing...
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April 2010 Concerts Postponed

Dear PSQ fans,

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to cancel our April concerts at SJSU and U.O.P. We plan to reschedule them for dates in the fall, so please check back!

We were very excited about the program for both concerts---which include a premiere of Françoise Rose’s
Le Vent Bleu, Dan Wyman’s recent Thermals II, Marshall’s wonderful Goldrush Suite, Albeniz Trois Pieces, and Gershwin’s Three Preludes.

Stay tuned for future announcements!
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PSQ- Urban Requiem

The PSQ has been rehearsing with the University of Pacific Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Eric Hammer
for our upcoming performance of Michael Colgrass’ “Urban Requiem.”

Here we are in rehearsal:


It’s an amazing piece which is at once spell-binding, moving and fun at the same time.

"`Urban Requiem,' according to Michael Colgrass, `might be described as an urban tale, inspired by a diversity of random impressions. I thought of our urban areas, where the saxophone was spawned, and of the tragedies and struggles that occur in this environment daily. But I was also inspired by the energy and power of our cities and the humor inherent in their conflicts. I feel that the saxophone is particularly well suited to express the variety of emotions required for this idea, because it can be not only highly personal and poignant in character, but also powerful and commanding...In my mind, I heard four saxophones singing in a vocal quartet, a music that was liturgical in nature but with a bluesy overtone, a kind of "after hours" requiem.'

To find out more about the piece, check out:

http://www.michaelcolgrass.com/

Recordings:
University of Miami
Great Lakes Saxophone Quartet

Concert info:


February 19, 2010
University of the Pacific
Faye Spanos Concert Hall
Stockton, CA
7:30pm
Further
information.
Directions and parking
info


More shots from our U.O.P. rehearsals:

David Henderson and Aaron Lington


Dale Wolford and Kevin Stewart

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Magheia has been released!

After two years putting it together we are proud to announce the release of "Magheia," our first recording. Please check out the info on the Recording page. You can get the CD from us, or download it from the iTunes store or get mp3's of the CD at CdBaby. We hope you enjoy it!
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PSQ updates

Updates about our upcoming compact disc release, NASA convention and other performances since March 2008. Read More...
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