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Recital: Saarinen Quartet at NASA Region V

  • Rhinehart Recital Hall, IPFW 2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard East Fort Wayne, IN, 46805 United States (map)

The Saarinen Saxophone Quartet gives the world premiere of Sean William Calhoun's Saxophone Quartet No. 1: Angles and Intersections at the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Region V conference. Also on the program is David T. Little's Raw Power, based on the music and style of Iggy Pop and the Stooges.

Members of the Saarinen Saxophone Quartet: Andrea Voulgaris, soprano saxophone; Sean Meyers, alto saxophone; Chance Stine, tenor saxophone; Erik Anundson, baritone saxophone

Sean William Calhoun composes music of vibrant harmonies, written with performers in mind. His recent collaborations have included Vim, written for The Witches (flute and violin), Filament Canopy, for the Sticks & Strings duo, and Windrunner and Sonata for Flute and Piano, written for flutist Emma Resmini. The Peabody Wind Ensemble, conducted by Harlan Parker, premiered his piece Edgedancer in October of 2015, and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Concert Band, conducted by Jack Stamp, premiered the wind ensemble version of his Coruscation in April of 2015. The Milieu Quartet selected his percussion quartet "In Chasms Deep" as the winner of their call for scores, and premiered it on their concert in December of 2015.

Hear Sean's recent composition Dew and Glass below:

Sean also wrote a fantastic arrangement of Radiohead's "Pyramid Song" for Symphony Number One, which was premiered at Baltimore, MD's inaugural Light City Festival in 2016. I played the saxophone part at the premiere! Check it out:

Earlier Event: January 5
SMTD Concerto Competition Finals