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Italian Saxophone Quartet

Sun, Apr 6, 2025 4:00 PM

Smith Theatre | Horowitz Center HCC
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Performance Information

Beloved by Chamber Music Maryland audiences for their fun-filled, festive, and often surprising performances, the Italian Saxophone Quartet returns to Smith Theatre with an afternoon of classical, jazz, and movie favorites! With over 40 years of history-making performances, the award-winning ISQ has captivated adoring crowds from New York to Moscow and Athens to Tokyo with their unique sound and infectious charm. From the Baroque brilliance of Bach and Handel to the contemporary vibes of Barber, Nyman, and Gershwin, the afternoon's program promises to be as rich in history as it is in harmony, celebrating the diverse origins and evolutions of Western classical music in cool Italian style!

The Program

George Frideric Handel : Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, from Solomon Gioachino Antonio Rossini: Sonata a quattro No.3 in C major Allegro Jean-Baptiste Singelée: Premier Quatuor, Op. 53 Andante Adagio Sostenuto Allego Vivace Allegretto Isaac Albéniz: Suite Sevilla Española, Sevilla Pedro Iturralde Suite Hellenique Pequeña Czardas Samuel Barber: Adagio for String Quartet, Op.11 Michael Nyman: Song for Tony George Gershwin: Selection from Porgy and Bess (Arr. Bill Holcombe)

A Night at the Opera - Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti: Gioachino Antonio Rossini: Barbiere di Siviglia Gaetano Donizetti: Elisir D’amore Giacomo Puccini: Tosca Giacomo Puccini: Turandot

About The Artist

Italian Saxophone Quartet
Italian Saxophone Quartet
Wind Ensemble

The Italian Saxophone Quartet, with its 40 year history, is one of the longest-lived groups currently active on the world stage. Shortly after their founding, the ISQ won a number of important chamber music competitions, including the unanimous First Prize at the prestigious Premio Ancona. Since then, they have been giving exciting and eclectic performances to adoring crowds from New York to Moscow, Athens to Tokyo. Over 40 compositions written by eminent contemporary composers have been…

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