Music Network Presents Chatham Saxophone Quartet (Ireland)

Music Network Presents Chatham Saxophone Quartet (Ireland)

Performing an expansive repertoire that runs the gamut from Bach to Steve Reich, including contemporary Irish composers and the use of multi-media, the unique Chatham Saxophone Quartet pushes the boundaries of what we know the saxophone quartet to be.

Tour Dates

5 Nov Boys’ School at Smock Alley Theatre,
6 Nov Solstice Arts Centre
7 Nov Riverbank Arts Centre
8 Nov The Model
9 Nov Duiske Abbey
10 Nov Station House Theatre
11 Nov Linenhall Arts Centre

Chatham Saxophone Quartet

Daniel Dunne, soprano saxophone
Darren Hatch, alto saxophone
Ciaran Sutton, tenor saxophone
Ian Finlay, baritone saxophone

Runaway winners of Music Network's Young Musicwide Award in 2012, the superlative Chatham Saxophone Quartet has repeatedly won plaudits for its bravura performances and versatility. 
Since its foundation in 2008, the Chatham Saxophone Quartet has appeared at Boyle Arts Festival, Ten Days in Dublin festival, Galway Music Residency, the National Concert Hall, and the Twisted Pepper, and has recently performed to packed out houses at Dingle’s  Féile na Bealtaine, Iniscealtra Festival of Arts, and Dublin’s Kaleidoscope Night at the Odessa Club. The quartet's members all actively compose and arrange new works for the group. They have also worked closely with the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet and ConTempo String Quartet in transcribing the string quartet repertoire for wind instruments. 
With an eclectic repertoire spanning contemporary, classical and jazz genres, this unique ensemble pushes the boundaries of what we know the saxophone quartet to be. For this tour, they will perform two different programmes that run the gamut from Bach, Piazzolla and Messiaen to Radiohead, a work specially commissioned for them from Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne, and works for quartet, tape and visuals by Steve Reich and the avant-garde Dutch composer Jacob TV.
Programmes
Chatham Saxophone Quartet Main Programme (with Multi Media)
J.S. Bach: Fugue in G minor (BWV 578) (arr. Daniel Dunne) 
Bob Mintzer: Quartet #1 in Three Movements 
Steve Reich: New York Counterpoint 
Ian Wilson: Heaven Lay Close IV …breathing through the eye of a needle 
Olivier Messiaen:  O Sacrum Convivium! (arr. Ian Finlay)
Jacob TV: Pitch Black 
 ****
Radiohead: Paranoid Android (arr. Ian Finlay) 
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz (arr. Ciaran Sutton) 
Brian Byrne: Saxophone Quartet No.1 
Jacob TV: Heartbreakers 
Chatham Saxophone Quartet Programme 2
J.S. Bach: Fugue in G minor (BWV 578) (arr. Daniel Dunne) 
Jean-Baptisite Singelée: Premier Quatuor
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz (arr. Ciaran Sutton) 
Ian Wilson: Heaven Lay Close IV …breathing through the eye of a needle 
George Gershwin: Three Preludes
****
Brian Byrne: Saxophone Quartet No.1
Olivier Messiaen: O Sacrum Convivium! (arr. Ian Finlay) 
Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango

Runaway winners of Music Network's Young Musicwide Award in 2012, the superlative Chatham Saxophone Quartet has repeatedly won plaudits for its bravura performances and versatility. 

Since its foundation in 2008, the Chatham Saxophone Quartet has appeared at Boyle Arts Festival, Ten Days in Dublin festival, Galway Music Residency, the National Concert Hall, and the Twisted Pepper, and has recently performed to packed out houses at Dingle’s Féile na Bealtaine, Iniscealtra Festival of Arts, and Dublin’s Kaleidoscope Night at the Odessa Club. The quartet's members all actively compose and arrange new works for the group. They have also worked closely with the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet and ConTempo String Quartet in transcribing the string quartet repertoire for wind instruments. 

With an eclectic repertoire spanning contemporary, classical and jazz genres, this unique ensemble pushes the boundaries of what we know the saxophone quartet to be. For this tour, they will perform two different programmes that run the gamut from Bach, Piazzolla and Messiaen to Radiohead, a work specially commissioned for them from Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne, and works for quartet, tape and visuals by Steve Reich and the avant-garde Dutch composer Jacob TV.

Programmes

Chatham Saxophone Quartet Main Programme (with Multi Media)


J.S. Bach: Fugue in G minor (BWV 578) (arr. Daniel Dunne) 

Bob Mintzer: Quartet #1 in Three Movements 

Steve Reich: New York Counterpoint 

Ian Wilson: Heaven Lay Close IV …breathing through the eye of a needle 

Olivier Messiaen:  O Sacrum Convivium! (arr. Ian Finlay)

Jacob TV: Pitch Black  

****

Radiohead: Paranoid Android (arr. Ian Finlay) 

Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz (arr. Ciaran Sutton) 

Brian Byrne: Saxophone Quartet No.1 

Jacob TV: Heartbreakers 

 

Chatham Saxophone Quartet Programme 2 - Saturday 9/11/13 Graiguenamanagh only

J.S. Bach: Fugue in G minor (BWV 578) (arr. Daniel Dunne) 

Jean-Baptisite Singelée: Premier QuatuorAnton

Webern: Langsamer Satz (arr. Ciaran Sutton) 

Ian Wilson: Heaven Lay Close IV …breathing through the eye of a needle 

George Gershwin: Three Preludes

****

Brian Byrne: Saxophone Quartet No.1

Olivier Messiaen: O Sacrum Convivium! (arr. Ian Finlay) 

Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango

 

5 Nov Boys’ School at Smock Alley Theatre,
Dublin
8:00 pm Tel. 01 475 0224 or online at www.musicnetwork.ie Music Network
6 Nov Solstice Arts Centre
Navan
8:00 pm Tel. 046 9092300 or www.solsticeartscentre.com Solstice Arts Centre
7 Nov Riverbank Arts Centre
Newbridge
8:00 pm Tel. 045 448327 or www.riverbank.ie Riverbank Arts Centre
8 Nov The Model
Sligo
8:00 pm Tel. 071 9141405 or www.themodel.ie The Model
9 Nov Duiske Abbey
Graiguenamanagh
3:00 pm Tel. 059 9525893 Duiske Concert Ltd.
10 Nov Station House Theatre
Clifden
8:00 pm On the door. Tel. 095 21699 (Info only) Clifden Arts Society
11 Nov Linenhall Arts Centre
Castlebar
8:00 pm Tel. 094 9023733 Linenhall Arts Centre

Chatham Saxophone Quartet Perform for TG4's Imeall programme 2012