Metropolitan Playhouse, an integral part of the East Village theater scene, is pleased to present Area 9, Boston’s Classical Saxophone Quartet, in this spring concert of chamber music in its intimate downtown home.
Program (subject to change):
“Quartet for Saxophones” (1956) by Pierre Max Dubois
‘Rime’ and ‘Tilt’ from “Castle in the Air” (2015) by Michael Kosch
“Capriccio for Saxophone Quartet” (2003) by Felipe Lara
“Saxophone Quartet” (1977) by Aldemaro Romero
“Saxophone Quartet” (1963) by Alec Wilder
THE AREA 9 QUARTET is: Sean Mix – soprano, Seychelle Dunn-Corbin – alto, John Rabinowitz – tenor, Kangyi Liu – baritone.
This Boston-based classical saxophone quartet, specializing in original and transcribed repertoire spanning the entirety of the Western musical canon. Its members came together through their common association with the legendary teacher and performer Ken Radnofsky of the New England Conservatory and Boston University. The group has performed works by Bach, Glazunov, Creston, Desenclos, Glass, Ellington, and Peck, and was honored to premier Jun Feng’s “Somehow, Tango?”, dedicated by the composer to The Area 9 Quartet, at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
The concert is part of the MUSIC AT METROPOLITAN series. This ongoing series, now in its eighth season, presents a diverse collection of musicians and ensembles in Metropolitan’s intimate home, whose acoustics and size are ideally suited to chamber concerts and solo artists’ recitals.