Then and Now

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 3:30pm | Knox-Metropolitan United Church

With a special pre-concert performance at 3:00pm
Jasmine Tsui, percussion, accompanied by Cherith Alexander
Dan Graser – Soprano Saxophone; Zach Stern – Alto Saxophone; Joe Girard – Tenor Saxophone; Danny Hawthorne-Foss – Baritone Saxophone
The Donald Sinta Quartet has earned praise from audiences and critics alike for its virtuosic performances and distinctive repertoire. This prizewinning quartet performs from memory, which strengthens an already palpable connection with its audiences. Individual virtuosity combines with a joy for shared music-making each time they take the stage.
International appearances include recitals in Spain, Scotland, France, Switzerland, Greece and Japan.
The Donald Sinta Quartet’s repertoire spans centuries, ranging from commissions by today’s emerging composers to standards from the saxophone quartet literature to transcriptions by master composers.

Kechley: Rush (2002)

Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor (1820)
Hass: Volcanic Ash (2017)

Pierne: Introductions et variations sur un ronde populaire (1938)

Eschaich: Tango Virtuoso (1993)

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 (1960)

Mellits: Ex Machina (2017)

Zare: Z4430 (2014)

 “…a tight-knit ensemble exploding with power and virtuosity and an un-concealable ambition to connect with its newly found listeners” – Boston Musical Intelligencer