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East End Quartet


Eclectic and engaging
February 17, 2018  7:30pm

Concert $25     18 and under $10
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East End Quartet


Eclectic and engaging
February 17, 2018  7:30pm

Concert $25     18 and under $10
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Formed in 2014 among graduate students at the Eastman
School of Music, East End presents concerts described as “deep and powerful, sweet and high, fast and madcap” (SILive). 
East End is rapidly gaining recognition for its unique approach
to programming, which features close collaboration with composers, in-house arrangements, and an eclectic range of their own transcriptions for the saxophone quartet. Collectively, the ensemble has premiered over forty works by prominent composers
including Michael Djupstrom, Ken Thomson, Samuel Adler,
Ted Goldman, Steven Bryant, Robert Morris, Izumi Matsumoto, and Yukiko Yoshino. Its members have performed in Austria,
the Czech Republic, England, France, Italy, Japan, and Mexico, and East End was featured in the award-winning Staten Island
chamber music series, Serenade, last November. Most recently, they performed as guest artists for the 2015 Central Michigan University Saxophone Day.

In March of 2015, East End took first prize at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Chamber Music Competition. Held in Las Vegas, Nevada, this was the third and final round of a competition that began with over one hundred and twenty ensemble entrants from institutions across the country. Collectively, the members of East End have garnered top prizes from numerous national and international competitions, including the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Collegiate Solo and Chamber Competitions, and the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition. This year, East End Quartet will receive the Eastman School of Music’s Celentano Award for Excellence in Chamber Music.

Drawing inspiration from their leadership roles in the groundbreaking Eastman Saxophone Project (ESP), East End performs almost exclusively from memory. Their approach engenders a closer connection to the music they present while facilitating a deeper level of communication with the audience and one another. As firm believers in offering a balanced and diverse concert experience, they work collaboratively to arrange repertoire written for other instruments and, in many instances, before the saxophone was invented. By programming pieces from a variety of historical eras, East End provides concerts that are eclectic, engaging, and representative of diverse musical styles.

Today, the ensemble devotes much of its time to expanding the repertoire available to saxophonists. East End is committed to the beneficial experience of collaborating with living composers, and they are constantly working to commission and premiere new
works as they broaden the saxophone quartet repertoire. Their debut album will feature new works by award-winning composers
Michael Djupstrom and Jon Russell, and is set to release in 2017.

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New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra


Reframing classical music
May 19, 2018  7:30pm

Concert $25     18 and under $10
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New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra


Reframing classical music
May 19, 2018  7:30pm

Concert $25     18 and under $10
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The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra performs music that we think matters, whether it was written in the Middle Ages or sometime next year, in the heart of Old Europe or the new conservatories of East Asia. 

We trace our history back to 1960, when a group of amateur musicians in the New Brunswick area came together to play classical works for their own pleasure. Gradually the group has evolved into a professional ensemble of 16 to 26 musicians that tackles some of the biggest assignments possible for chamber orchestras. We're as comfortable performing works such as Handel’s “Messiah” and Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” as we are with John Adams' "Shaker Loops" or Piazzolla's "Four Seasons".  We really love working with composers, and at almost every performance, you can be guaranteed you'll hear something new.

We are a mobile ensemble as comfortable at a local church as in the historic State Theatre or the intimate Crossroads stage.  We frequently perform in one of the two art venues in the city: Zimmerli Art Museum and Alfa Art Gallery.  You'll also see us performing with soloists, choirs and dance ensembles from throughout the area.

As concert musicians we have inherited a tradition, but we are not constrained by it.  Modern classical music has few boundaries and many possibilities: multimedia, minimalism, dance, film and theater. Come and see what you think.

 

New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra
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New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra
“Reframing classical music"
May 19, 2018  7:30 PM      

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