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...
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!
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:
University of Miami
Great Lakes Saxophone Quartet
February 19, 2010
University of the Pacific
Faye Spanos Concert Hall
Directions and parking info.
More shots from our U.O.P. rehearsals:
David Henderson and Aaron Lington
Dale Wolford and Kevin Stewart