23.11.12 17.30, PATS Studio One, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH; Free
One of London’s leading saxophone quartets, the all-female Marici Saxes work in many different genres and all manner of settings. Performing and broadcasting classical, jazz and pop, they work with major orchestras and venues, leading jazz ensembles and musicians as well as pop artists such as Sting and Seal, promoting the unique qualities of the saxophone.
This early evening programme presents two Middle-Eastern influenced pieces alongside classics of the saxophone quartet repertoire. The Maricis are joined by four talented young saxophonists from the University of Surrey in the World Première of a new work for eight saxes, demonstrating current students’ performing and composing strengths.
Tom Armstrong – Damascene Portrait (new version for saxophone quartet)
Tolga Zafer Özdemir – Mesopotamia Suite
World Première – New student work for double saxophone quartet