Discover the saxophone quartet, one of the hottest trends in chamber music! We loved the Kenari Quartet’s showcase performance in New York City – they captivated us with their electrifying stage presence and seductive sound. Come listen and immerse yourself in the varied sonorities and moods they create, and share in the excitement about saxophone quartets!

JAN
26-27
2019

Kenari Saxophone Quartet

“ . . . flat-out amazing. Their instrumental mastery was impressive, their tone beautiful, their intonation faultless.”

ClevelandClassical

Residency Week
January 22-28, 2019

The Kenari Saxophone Quartet will perform mulitple outreach events across town. Events are currently being planned, but stay tuned for more information!

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.

 

Westby Pavilion

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

7:00 p.m.

Doors open for wine and conversation

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

Program notes to come!

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.

 

John H Williams Theatre

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

2:15 p.m.

Pre-concert lecture

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

Program notes to come!

Concert Highlight: Saturday!

 

Highlighting the versatility of saxophones with music from Baroque to jazz, the Kenari Quartet sparkles in Bach’s Italian Concerto, and turns soulful and poignantly harmonious in Joel Love’s In Memoriam. Kenari’s tenor saxophonist Corey Dundee uses quick changes in mood that mimic interlocking cogwheels in his composition Shifting Gears. Alfred Desenclos’s energetic and expressive work was composed in France, the birthplace of the saxophone quartet.

Get to know 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.

Click here to learn more about the Kenari Saxophone Quartet.