Take part in a musical experience like none other! Faculty Artists and Friends Series introduces Montreal’s Quasar Saxophone Quartet for an engaging night of entertainment Mar. 9 at 8 pm in the University Recital Hall. Celebrated for its energy, audacity and exceptional technical ability, Quasar Saxophone Quartet explores different aspects of artistic creation from instrumental music to live electronics, from improvisation to instrumental theatre.
“We haven’t ever featured an ensemble like this in our series,” says Dr. Paul Sanden, Faculty Artists and Friends coordinator. “We’ve been expanding our series and Quasar was a perfect fit for this season.”
According to Quasar4.com, the quartet aims to contribute to and provide a platform for new music experiments, exploration and production and has premiered over 70 works. At the same time, Quasar constantly seeks out new works on the international scene, which are frequently integrated in its repertoire. The quartet has played throughout Canada and has also toured in several European countries including the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Spain, France, Estonia and Lithuania.
“The music featured in their performances also reflects the studies in our Bachelor of Music with a major Digital Audio Arts program, and DAA students will be involved in the technical aspects of putting the performance on when Quasar is here in March,” explains Sanden.
Tickets for this world-class ensemble are available at the University Box Office, Monday – Friday, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm or by calling (403) 329-2616. Tickets are $20 regular, $15 students and seniors. Regular tickets are also available online, uleth.ca/tickets.