Elliot Riley, alto saxophone
Andreas van Zoelen, tenor saxophone
Kenneth Coon, baritone saxophone
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Art of Fugue
Da pacem Domine
Vater unser (arr. Andreas van Zoelen) – premiere of the version
Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs (arr. Andreas van Zoelen)
The Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung praised Raschèr Saxophone Quartet as the “Uncrowned Kings of the Saxophone” and the German newspaper Die Welt claimed that “If there were an Olympic discipline for virtuoso wind playing, the Raschèr Quartet would definitely receive a gold medal.”
Established in 1969 in the United States, this world-class quartet has inspired over 350 composers to write pieces dedicated to them. The Raschèr Quartet has also recorded and performed Arvo Pärt’s works. Celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, the group will perform a concert in Laulasmaa.
Raschèr Saxophone Quartet will also conduct a master class on March 22 at the Arvo Pärt Centre in collaboration with the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
The concert is sold out.