Apollo Saxophone Quartet will be giving the opening performance at the Bangor Music Festival this month.
The evening concert will take place on 4 March at the city’s Reichel Hall. The programme will feature a selection of the ensemble’s commissions from their 30 year history, including the very popular music for silent film composed by members of the quartet, past and current. The music by composers such as Django Bates, Keith Tippett, Dinuk Wijeratne, Graham Fitkin and Barbara Thompson, can also be heard on the recent CD release Perspectives.
The groundbreaking Apollo Saxophone Quartet has been at the forefront of the British contemporary music scene for over 25 years. The ensemble has made the largest single contribution to the repertoire for saxophone quartet in the UK, commissioning and premiering well over one hundred works. The ensemble comprises founder members Rob Buckland (soprano) and Andy Scott (tenor), and more recent additions Carl Raven (alto) and Jim Fieldhouse (baritone).
The Bangor Music Festival, now in its 15th year, is Wales’ leading contemporary music festival. It has a strong commitment to presenting artist of the highest musical calibre and to enriching and educating the North Wales community through workshops and concerts. This year’s programme promises to be the most diverse and exciting to date, with events ranging from electroacoustic to jazz, and from progressive rock to experimental contemporary.
Click to visit the Apollo Saxophone Quartet website
Click to hear the Apollo Saxophone Quartet Perspectives sampler
Click to visit the Bangor Music Festival website
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