ANCIA Saxophone Quartet
Album Release Concert
The ANCIA Saxophone Quartet will present a high-octane concert at Studio Z on Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 pm. The concert will feature a diverse range of music, including the minimalistic, and R&B flavored Ex Machina by Chicago based Marc Mellits and the ethereal Elysian Bridges by John Anthony Lennon. A special feature of the concert will be performances of two pieces from Ancia’s newest album including the title track Confluence by Minnesota’s own Libby Larsen and Thank You by Jerry Dodgion. The CD, released on the Albany label, will be available for purchase at a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception following the concert.
This concert is produced as part of "Studio Z Presents," a new concert series curated by musicians in our community, thanks to a grant from the City of Saint Paul STAR Program.
About Ancia Saxophone Quartet
Hailed by Chamber Music America as an ensemble which “approaches the commissioning and performing of new works as a special mission,” the Ancia Saxophone Quartet has been dedicated to expanding the saxophone repertoire for over thirty years. The quartet has shared its passion for new music with a diverse range of audiences around the world through performances filled with “energy, precision, and huge dynamic range” (Eugene Rousseau). The group’s unique ability to “create exquisite musical interpretations” have drawn commissions from an impressive array of contemporary composers, including such luminaries as Libby Larsen, Jennifer Higdon, and Lei Liang. Although the quartet’s mission privileges the creation and dissemination of new music, Ancia enjoys transporting audiences across time and genre. The group expertly performs repertoire spanning centuries, with programs as likely to include 12th-century German mystic Hildegard von Bingen as those of jazz legend Duke Ellington. Group members are: Matthew Sintchak (soprano saxophone), Joan Hutton (alto saxophone), Benjamin Cold (tenor saxophone), and Angela Wyatt (baritone saxophone).
Tickets can be securely purchased by credit card or through your PayPal account in advance, or by cash or credit card at the door. Tickets purchased online will be held at the door.
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