FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 15, 2018
Canadian Composers Celebrated in Eclectic Saxophone Concert
Discover the lively, entertaining and diverse saxophone repertoire of Saxophilia, a Vancouver-based saxophone quartet, set to perform at Langley Community Music School’s (LCMS) upcoming Concerts Café Classico concert, coffee and commentary at 2:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, October 28, 2018.
With a love of classical saxophone and a passion for a diversity of music — from contemporary music, jazz arrangements and lighter fare — Saxophilia will be performing a wide range of repertoire in many different contexts. “The group is dedicated to introducing audiences to new and exciting works for the medium, especially by Canadian composers,” says Saxophilia member Julia Nolan. In addition to presenting a program featuring “a range of repertoire that Saxophilia is noted for, the group is excited to be premiering a new quartet by Canadian composer Joseph Lai.”
In addition to featuring Joseph Lai’s Saxophone Quartet no. 2, the programme will include a mix of original classical saxophone repertoire, including Peter Hannan’s Fast Truck Bop and Pierre Lantier’s Andante et Scherzetto. Rounding out the programme will be performances of Hoagy Charmichael’s Stardust and Fred Stride’s Tango del Currie.
Formed in 1996, Saxophilia’s members include Julia Nolan on soprano saxophone, Kris Covlin on alto saxophone, David Branter on tenor saxophone, and Colin MacDonald on baritone saxophone. All of the quartet members are active performers, as soloists and band members, who perform a variety of musical genres from classical to jazz to popular music. The quartet has appeared at a variety of new music festivals and has presented programs at regional conferences for the North American Saxophone Alliance as well as at the 12th World Saxophone Congress in Montreal. The quartet is an avid promoter of Canadian composers and has successfully commissioned multiple Canadian works. Learn more at www.saxophilia.com.
“LCMS is thrilled to welcome Saxophilia to the stage,” says LCMS Artistic Director Elizabeth Bergmann. “Their performance will shine light on a diversity of highly entertaining music that really showcases the range of the saxophone. It is a programme not to be missed.”
Tickets for this Concerts Café Classico event are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students. Call the box office at 604-534-2848. The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 Street, Langley, BC.
And mark your calendars for two more concerts this Fall: on November 17, 2018, the Borealis String Quartet will be performing as part of our Rose Gellert Concert series; and on December 2, 2018, Daniel Bolshoy (guitar) and Milton Masciadri (double bass) will perform as part of our Concert Café Classico event series.
ABOUT LANGLEY COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL
Langley Community Music School (LCMS) is a non-profit organization and registered charity that is committed to providing the highest quality of musical education to students of all ages and levels, from early learning to pre-professional and adult programs. With the support of the community, LCMS has become one of the largest non-profit music schools in the province, earning both national and international acclaim for their comprehensive and innovative programs. Learn more about LCMS programs, scholarships and bursaries.
The Langley Community Music School hosts multiple musical concerts from October to May, including the Rose Gellert Hall Series, a Saturday evening concert featuring renowned Canadian and international musicians, as well as the Concerts Café Classico Series, a Sunday afternoon concert series featuring stellar local and touring musicians playing classical, jazz or contemporary works.
Visit langleymusic.com or call 604-534-2848.