Artist Residencies

Kenari Saxophone Quartet

Residency Week Schedule of Events

January 22-28, 2019

Chamber Music Tulsa has a long history of providing educational opportunities and community outreach to enhance its season of concerts by world class artists. In addition to the Kenari Quartet's regular Saturday Salon and Sunday Afternoon Series concert, the Kenari stayed in Tulsa for a whole week and perform various outreach events around town.
 
Events include performances at the Tulsa Central Library, Tulsa Boys Home, Day Center for the Homeless, and 12x12.

The public was invited to join us at the following events.

Jan 22, 2019

12:00 p.m.

Tulsa City-County Central Library

Downtown Tulsa at 5th & Denver Avenue

Free two-hour parking is attached garage

Take a lunch break and let the Kenari Quartet serenade you while you are surrounded by books!

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Jan 24, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Duet Jazz

108 N Detroit Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103

If you haven’t been to DUET Jazz Club, now is a perfect time to experience this great new venue in Tulsa!

$10

Jan 26, 2019

10:30 a.m.

Into the Canon: Equity in Classical Music

TCC Center for Creativity - 910 S Boston Ave

Join us for a special presentation by Steven Banks, baritone saxophonist for the Kenari Saxophone Quartet.

Into the Canon: Equity in Classical Music

Classical music is relevant and meaningful to every member of today's society. Women and people of color have been composing and performing this music for hundreds of years, but you would never know by looking at the current landscape of the field. This Tedx style lecture will discuss how diversity and inclusion will allow the music we love to affect more lives than you could ever imagine.

This lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a brief performance by the Kenari Saxophone Quartet. 

Jan 26, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Saturday Salon Concert

Our Salon Series is sold out to subscribers, but occasionally single tickets become available. If you would like to be put on our waiting list, please email manager@chambermusictulsa.org or call 918.587.3802

Program: 

Handel: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Desenclos: Quartet for Saxophones

Dundee: Shifting Gears

Bach: Italian Concerto

Love: In Memoriam

Kapustin: Selections from 24 Preludes

in Jazz Style

Jan 27, 2019

3:00 p.m.

Sunday Afternoon Concert

Tulsa Performing Arts Center, John H Williams Theatre

2:15 p.m. pre-concert lecture by Jason Heilman and members of the Kenari Quartet

3:00 p.m. performance

Sunday afternoon provides a full-length performance in the relaxed atmosphere of the Williams Theatre at the PAC. There is something special when the lights go down and the music begins.

Program:

Escaich: Tango Virtuoso

Mellits: Ex Machina

Nagao: Chercher and Aspirer from

Quartet for Saxophones

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Ticheli: Out of the Blue

Piazzolla: Adios Nonino

Tickets: $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and $5 for students.

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About the Kenari Saxophone Quartet

Formed in 2012 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the award-winning Kenari Quartet has taken pride in delivering engaging performances through creative programming and compelling stage presence.  The versatility of the saxophone is integral to the quartet, which presents music from a wide range of genres that is well informed by all periods of classical music as well as jazz, soul, and other genres.  The group has earned top prizes at the M-Prize Chamber Music Competition, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition, the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, Chesapeake Bay International Chamber Music Competition, and the Coleman Chamber Music Competition.

"Our primary goal is to spread awareness of the saxophone’s versatility, while at the same time, sharing our love for music and its power to inspire, unite, and fulfill. We accomplish this through programming a variety of works—including classical transcriptions, original repertoire, commissions, avant-garde contemporary pieces, as well as arrangements of jazz and popular tunes—all chosen for the particular ways that they impact us as performers and for the various emotional implications that they create for the listener."

Click here to learn more about the Kenari Saxophone Quartet.