MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS SONIC.ART SAXOPHONE QUARTET ON TOUR 6 – 13 NOVEMBER

04 October 2012

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3 October 2012
MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS SONIC.ART SAXOPHONE QUARTET ON TOUR 6 – 13 NOVEMBER
"The audience was swept away by the rhythmical verve, the virtuosity and the acoustic brilliance displayed by these young musicians."
Wittlager Kreisblatt, 2009
A century ago, the Vatican declared that the saxophone ‘gave reasonable concern for scandal’. After hearing the magnificent sonic.art saxophone quartet, you’ll realise the real scandal is how neglected this wonderfully versatile instrument has been by classical composers until relatively recently. The quartet will showcase the saxophone in all its glory on a Music Network tour from 6 – 13 November in a programme including J.S. Bach, Philip Glass, György Ligeti, Astor Piazzolla and David Fennessy. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland, and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm.  Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. This tour has been supported by the Goethe Institut. Further information from (01) 671 9429 or www.musicnetwork.ie.
The saxophone is a curious beast: sounding one minute like an oboe, the next like a trumpet, a French horn or a violin. Place four in the hands of the sonic.art saxophone quartet, and the effect is both magical and wondrously musical. Ravel – who reportedly said, ‘My string quartet should sound like a saxophone’ – would have approved.
Since its inception in 2005, the sonic.art saxophone quartet featuring Ruth Velte (soprano saxophone), Alexander Doroshkevich (alto saxophone), Adrian Tully (tenor saxophone) and Annegret Schmiedl (baritone saxophone), has built a unique and thrilling repertoire, collaborating with composers such as Sophia Gubaidulina, Helmut Lachenmann, Walter Zimmermann and Fabien Lévy as well as performing works by the likes of Philip Glass and Michael Nyman.
A favourite with audiences and critics alike, the group has toured extensively in Europe, Asia, America and Africa, performing in such prestigious venues as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonic and Osaka’s Izumi Hall. En route it has picked up a slew of awards, including First Prize and the Grand Prize of the International Chamber Music Competition for New Music in Cracow, Poland, the German Music Competition Award and Switzerland's Classical Music Award.
Programme
J. S. Bach, Italian Concert
Philip Glass, String Quartet Nr3 (Mishima)
György Ligeti, 6 Bagatelles
David Fennessy, Neon
Astor Piazzolla Histoires, du Tango
 
On Tour:  Tuesday 6 November DUBLIN (Goethe Institut, 37 Merrion Square East, 8pm),Thursday 8 November WATERFORD (The Large Room, City Hall, 8pm), Friday 9November DROGHEDA (Droichead Arts Centre, 8:30pm), Saturday 10 November BIRR (Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, 8pm), Sunday 11 November NEWBRIDGE (Riverbank Arts Centre, 8pm), Monday 12 November CLIFDEN (Station House Theatre, 8pm), Tuesday 13 November GALWAY (Aula Maxima, NUI, 8pm)
Full details at www.musicnetwork.ie 
For Listings Editors
Music Network Presents
sonic.art saxophone quartet (Germany)
6 -13 November 2011
 
Ruth Velte, soprano saxophone
Alexander Doroshkevich, alto saxophone
Adrian Tully, tenor saxophone
Annegret Schmiedl, baritone saxophone
Tuesday 6th November, Dublin
Goethe Institut, 37 Merrion Square East, 8 pm
Tickets €15 / €10 / €40 (Family)
Booking Tel. No. 01 6719429 or online at www.musicnetwork.ie
Thursday 8th November, Waterford
Large Room, City Hall, 8 pm
Tickets €15 / €5
Tickets on Door
Promoted by Waterford Music
Friday 9th November, Drogheda
Droichead Arts Centre, 8:30 pm
Tickets €16 / €14
Booking Tel. No. 041 9833946
Promoted by Droichead Arts Centre
Saturday10th November, Birr
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, 8 pm
Tickets €16 / €14
Booking Tel. No. 057 9122911 / www.birrtheatre.com
Promoted by Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
Sunday 11th November, Newbridge
Riverbank Arts Centre, 8 pm
Tickets €15 / €12 / €40 (Family)
Booking Tel. No. 045 448327 / www.riverbank.ie
Promoted by Riverbank Arts Centre
Monday 12th November, Clifden
Station House Theatre, 8 pm
Tickets €12 / €10 
Tickets on Door
Tel. No.  095 21699 (Information only)
Promoted by Clifden Arts Society
Tuesday 13th November, Galway
Aula Maxima, NUI, 8 pm
Tickets €20 / €16 (members & concessions)/€6 (full time students)
Booking Tel. No. 091 705962 or Opus 2, High Street, Galway
Promoted by Music for Galway
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For media queries and photographs, please contact: Louise Walsh, PR & Marketing Manager, Music Network: (01) 671 9429 or pr@musicnetwork.ie

"The audience was swept away by the rhythmical verve, the virtuosity and the acoustic brilliance displayed by these young musicians."

Wittlager Kreisblatt, 2009

A century ago, the Vatican declared that the saxophone ‘gave reasonable concern for scandal’. After hearing the magnificent sonic.art saxophone quartet, you’ll realise the real scandal is how neglected this wonderfully versatile instrument has been by classical composers until relatively recently. The quartet will showcase the saxophone in all its glory on a Music Network tour from 6 – 13 November in a programme including J.S. Bach, Philip Glass, György Ligeti, Astor Piazzolla and David Fennessy. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland, and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm.  Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. This tour has been supported by the Goethe Institut. Further information from (01) 671 9429 or www.musicnetwork.ie.

The saxophone is a curious beast: sounding one minute like an oboe, the next like a trumpet, a French horn or a violin. Place four in the hands of the sonic.art saxophone quartet, and the effect is both magical and wondrously musical. Ravel – who reportedly said, ‘My string quartet should sound like a saxophone’ – would have approved.
Since its inception in 2005, the sonic.art saxophone quartet featuring Ruth Velte (soprano saxophone), Alexander Doroshkevich (alto saxophone), Adrian Tully (tenor saxophone) and Annegret Schmiedl (baritone saxophone), has built a unique and thrilling repertoire, collaborating with composers such as Sophia Gubaidulina, Helmut Lachenmann, Walter Zimmermann and Fabien Lévy as well as performing works by the likes of Philip Glass and Michael Nyman.

A favourite with audiences and critics alike, the group has toured extensively in Europe, Asia, America and Africa, performing in such prestigious venues as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonic and Osaka’s Izumi Hall. En route it has picked up a slew of awards, including First Prize and the Grand Prize of the International Chamber Music Competition for New Music in Cracow, Poland, the German Music Competition Award and Switzerland's Classical Music Award.

Programme

 

J. S. Bach, Italian Concert

Philip Glass, String Quartet Nr3 (Mishima)

György Ligeti, 6 Bagatelles

David Fennessy, Neon

Astor Piazzolla Histoires, du Tango

 

 

On Tour:  Tuesday 6 November DUBLIN (Goethe Institut, 37 Merrion Square East, 8pm),Thursday 8 November WATERFORD (The Large Room, City Hall, 8pm), Friday 9November DROGHEDA (Droichead Arts Centre, 8:30pm), Saturday 10 November BIRR (Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, 8pm), Sunday 11 November NEWBRIDGE (Riverbank Arts Centre, 8pm), Monday 12 November CLIFDEN (Station House Theatre, 8pm), Tuesday 13 November GALWAY (Aula Maxima, NUI, 8pm)

Full tour details here