CONCERT BY 4 SAXESS SAXOPHONE QUARTET AT THE KENNEDY CENTER
4Saxess Saxophone Quartet is primarily a contemporary classical music ensemble, however, its repertoire frequently includes genres beyond classical and avant-garde music, such as ethno, jazz and crossover. The ensemble was formed in 2002 and has since established a reputation for excellence and versatility. The group performed recitals, concerts, and master classes throughout Europe and the U.S.
By commissioning and premiering numerous works dedicated to the 4Saxess quartet, the ensemble has made a big contribution to the saxophone quartet repertoire. This genre leading quartet regularly collaborates with several composers with the aim of performing original music that has been created and arranged exclusively for them. These compositions have also become regular features of concert programs by similar ensembles, both in Slovenia and elsewhere in Europe. So far, the group has released two CDs “4 Folk“ in 2007 and “4 US“ in 2011, both produced by RTV Slovenia.
Members of 4 Saxess Ensemble: Lev Pupis (soprano saxophone), Oskar Laznik (alto saxophone), Primož Fleischman (tenor saxophone), Dejan Prešiček (baritone saxophone)
When: Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m.
Where: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Millennium Stage), 2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566
Free entrance. The concert will also be streamed live at: https://www.kennedy-center.org/artist/B258591
Preseted in coooperation with the Embassy of the Rerublic of Slovenia in honor of the 25th anniversary of Slovenia's independence
Presented as part of the 2016 International Jazz Day Celebration: http://jazzday.com/?event-country=united-states&event-year=2016