Histoire du Tango, Astor Piazzolla

Saxophone quartet gives audience surprising tour of versatile repertoire

Works reviewed: 
Nuages, Eugene Bozza
Quartet No. 1 (1992), Stephen Parisi
Histoire du Tango, Astor Piazzolla
Greenville News, The
Greenville, S.C.
Apr 9 1994
Janie Caves McCauley

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet brought their brand of serious fun to the Peace Centers Gunter Theatre Friday evening. The ensemble made a convincing case for the versatility of the saxophone as they performed works ranging from classical transcriptions and modern compositions for saxophone ensemble to selections of American jazz and ragtime. But while the quartet clearly presented both the serious and light capabilities of the sax, they also called upon the audience to give up the old stereotypes of chamber music as dry and stuffy. Read more »

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