Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

The saxophone, one of the most expressive and versatile of instruments, is now firmly established in the mainstream, but it is its capacity to provide a beautiful blend while remaining a distinct voice that has led to saxophone quartets excelling in everything from choral to viol consort repertoire. The Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet is one of the best of the emergent guard, having caught the eye of the newly launched City Music Foundation.

Programme

  1. Grieg: Holberg Suite
  2. Thompson: Saxophone Quartet No.3
  3. Debussy: String Quartet
  4. Patterson: Diversions

Artists

The Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet is an innovative collaboration between four versatile young artists. The group's approach makes use of the diverse talents of its members, creatively combining musical performance, composition and film. Trained at top UK conservatoires including the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Northern College of Music, the quartet is steeped in the British saxophone tradition and promotes an energetic, communicative performing ethos. The group features an array of artistic skills: Award-winning saxophonist and composer John Rittipo-Moore; multifaceted musician and photographer/film-maker Ian Dingle; folk and jazz-influenced saxophonist Guy Passey; and award-winning chamber musician and soloist Sally MacTaggart. As well as their work in music and film, the quartet is committed to the creation and performance of new music, and has commissioned and premiered works from an array of composers, whilst also possessing an extensive repertoire of the best of traditional saxophone music. Upcoming projects for the group include a Tunnell Trust tour of Scotland, a Park Lane Group recital at the Purcell Room, a Worshipful Company of Musicians Concert at the Wigmore Hall and a CD of newly commissioned works with funding from a Help Musicians Emerging Excellence Award. They have also recently been named City Music Foundation Artists for 2014-16.
Date: Friday 19th June 2015 Time: 11.00am Venue: Farnley Hall Kaleidascope