New Century Saxophone Quartet
J.S. Bach: “Presto” from Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Guillermo Lago: Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) from Ciudades
Guillermo Lago: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) from Ciudades
Barbara Kolb: Franciscan Chant
Jose Rioja: Veracruz!
Arr. Glen Haynes: My Lord What A Mornin’ Five Miles from Town
Russell Peck: Drastic Measures
“A smoothness of sound, blend of ensemble and range of nuance that often astonishes. … No mere technicians but artists who entered into the spirit of the music with wit and fantasy.”
— GREENWICH TIME (CONN.)
For over 30 years, the New Century Saxophone Quartet has entertained audiences with a combination of skillful artistry and down-home fun. Founded in Winston-Salem, NC, the ensemble was the first of its kind to win the prestigious Concert Artist Guild competition in New York City in 1992. The Quartet has toured throughout the United States and the world.
The New Century Saxophone Quartet has dedicated its career to growing and developing the repertoire of the saxophone quartet, and to that end has commissioned numerous composers including Peter Schickele, Michael Torke, Sherwood Shaffer, Saturday Night Live band leader Lenny Pickett and many others.