Monday 12 January 2015, 7.30pm

Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

St. John’s Kirk, Perth

The Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet is an innovative collaboration between four versatile young artists. The group’s approach makes use of the diverse talents of its members, creatively combining musical performance, composition and film. Trained at top UK conservatoires including the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Northern College of Music, the quartet is steeped in the British saxophone tradition, with a broad, resonant, vocal sound and an energetic, communicative performing ethos.

Recent successes for the group include being awarded a Musicians’ Company Concert at the Wigmore Hall in 2014/15, being named as Tunnell Trust Artists for the 2014/15 season, winning the Guildhall School’s June Emerson Launchpad Prize in 2013, and the recent premiering of new quartets by Samuel-Quartermaine Smith, Michael Cryne and John Moore at the Forge.

GRIEG Holberg Suite: I, II and V (arr. Kaleidoscope SQ)
RAMEAU Gavotte & variations (arr. Nigel Wood)
PIAZZOLLA Histoire du Tango Bordel 1900 and Cafe 1930
DVORAK String Quartet in F major “American Quartet”, movement I
SAMUEL QUARTERMAINE SMITH New Commission for Kaleidoscope
GERSHWIN Three Preludes (arr. Wolfgang Schlei edited John Harle)
DEBUSSY The Little Shepherd (arr. Sally MacTaggart)
MICHAEL NYMAN Songs for Tony: movement I
BARBARA THOMPSON Saxophone Quartet No. 3 “Body Language”: Serena I, Dance of the Reeds, Serena II, Carnival and Country Ayre