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.
Reich | New York CounterpointDvo?ák | Quartet in F "American" Op.96Bernstein | West Side Story suite for saxophone quartetBarber | Adagio for Strings (arr. for saxophone quartet)Gershwin arr. Dedenon | Suite after themes of Porgy and Bess, for saxophone quartet
Claus Hierluksch (soprano saxophone)Ricarda Fuss (alto saxophone)Edoardo Zotti (tenor saxophone)Jure Knez (baritone saxophone)
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.