The Chatham Saxophone Quartet play at Solstice Arts Centre on Wednesday 6th November at 8pm. With an eclectic repertoire spanning contemporary, classical and jazz genres, this adventurous ensemble pushes the boundaries of what we know the saxophone quartet to be. For this concert, they will perform a diverse programme that runs the gamut from Bach, Ian Wilson and Messiaen to Radiohead, including a work specially commissioned for them from Golden Globe-nominated, Navan composer Brian Byrne, and works for quartet, tape and visuals by Steve Reich and the avant-garde Dutch composer Jacob TV.Runaway winners of Music Network's Young Musicwide Award in 2012, the Chatham Saxophone Quartet has repeatedly won plaudits for its bravura performances and versatility. The quartet's members - Daniel Dunne (soprano saxophone), Darren Hatch (alto saxophone), Ciaran Sutton (tenor saxophone) and Ian Finlay (baritone saxophone) - all actively compose and arrange new works for the group. Along with pursuing their interest in string quartet repertoire, the quartet is committed to commissioning and performing works by Irish composers and in bringing contemporary classical music to a wider audience. Chatham Saxophone Quartet is currently working on its debut album, to be released next year, which will focus on new music by Irish composers.
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