Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Saxophones heard all around the UW campus

On Thursday, Oct. 21, the Amstel Saxophone Quartet performs at the UW Fine Arts Concert Hall in Laramie.

They play saxophones, an instrument Adophe Saxe invented in 1841, an instrument known primarily for its use in jazz, blues, and band "music." But it's also capable of playing classical music: what won us over was Amstel's gorgeous performance of a Haydn string quartet. Winners of the Concert Artists Guild Award, as well as chamber music awards in France and the Netherlands, Amstel has been described as "nothing short of astounding" (Fanfare Magazine), and, speaking of names, they're not named after the beer, but rather after Amstel Peijl, a Dutch water mark. We are pleased to introduce you to "the twenty-first century's string-quartet," which will play music you have never heard before.

Tickets: General Public $18; Students & Seniors $15