Co-Presented with New Music Concerts New Music Concerts presents: Quasar Saxophone Quartet

Sunday, March 13, 2016
Event Title: Co-Presented with New Music Concerts New Music Concerts presents: Quasar Saxophone Quartet
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: The Music Gallery, 197 John St.
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Price: $35 Regular | $25 Members | $25 Senior, Arts Workers | $10 Student | Advance (416.961.9594)
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  • External Link: www.musicgallery.org
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Co-Presented with New Music Concerts
New Music Concerts presents: Quasar Saxophone Quartet

Sunday, March 13
Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John St.
Tickets: $35 Regular | $25 Members | $25 Senior, Arts Workers | $10 Student | Advance (416.961.9594)

Fascinated by the music of our times, the Quasar Saxophone Quartet is dedicated to the creation and promotion of contemporary music. The group’s ventures include instrumental music, improvisation, and electronics. Since its founding in 1994, Quasar has premiered over 80 works, spanning multiple areas of musical creation. A real driving force of creative music, the quartet works closely with composers favouring research, experimentation and the emergence of new ideas. Quasar thus contributes in an exceptional way to the development of Quebec’s music while also premiering several works by foreign composers.

New Music Concerts has been bringing the world’s most noted contemporary musical art forms to Toronto since its founding in 1971 by internationally acclaimed Canadian musicians Robert Aitken and Norma Beecroft. English Canada’s longest-running contemporary music series, NMC presents recent works of Canadian and international composers in concerts covering many styles and genres, reflecting the face of contemporary music throughout the world. The NMC Ensemble has performed under the direction of such distinguished conductors as Pierre Boulez, Mauricio Kagel, Heinz Holliger and Witold Lutoslawski.

Jean-François Laporte (b1968) – Incantation (15’) 2011
For 4 “trompe-sax”
Jimmie Leblanc (b1977) – Fil Rouge (15′) (2012)
For saxophone quartet
Wolf Edwards (b1972) – Predator Drone MQ-1 (12’) 2013-14
For saxophone quartet and electronics
André Hamel (b1955)- Brumes matinales et textures urbaines (18′) (2007)
For saxophone quartet and live electronics
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (b1975) – Les pâleurs de la lune (20’) (2014)
For saxophone quartet and live electronics

The concert will include the presentation of the 2015 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music to Pierre Alexandre Tremblay for Les pâleurs de la lune.