Rising Stars with saxophone quartet
Kebyart Ensemble from Spain plays Stravinsky, Leonard Cohen and more.
Saturday 5 February 2022 19.30Ends approximately 20.30
Rising Stars is a unique and forward-looking collaboration between 22 of Europe’s leading concert halls, all members of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO). Six young musicians and ensembles from various countries are selected each year and given the opportunity to tour the concert halls and perform before international audiences.
Kebyart Ensemble is a saxophone quartet from Barcelona, noted for their lively, unpredictable and exciting live performances. The quartet consists of Pere Méndez, soprano sax; Víctor Serra, alto sax; Robert Seara, tenor sax; and Daniel Miguel, baritone sax.
Creative programming is a Kebyart Ensemble signature: the group performs older original music for saxophone quartet in addition to their dedication to new compositions, and they also arrange music in various styles for saxophone quartet. Tonight’s programme is no exception, with arrangements of music by Stravinsky and Leonard Cohen, French Florent Schmitt’s saxophone quartet from 1948, and a new composition by acclaimed German composer Jörg Widmann.
Kebyart Ensemble was nominated for Rising Stars by L’Auditori Barcelona and Palau de la Música Catalana. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear tomorrow’s classical music stars today. Experience shows that those who are selected as Rising Stars also have internationally successful careers.
The musicApproximate times
Igor Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite, version for saxophone quartet arr Kebyart Ensemble12 min
Florent Schmitt Saxophone Quartet15 min
Jörg Widmann Seven Capricci10 min
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy/Fanny Mendelssohn- Hensel Lieder ohne Worte arr Kebyart Ensemble12 min
Leonard Cohen Pequeño vals vienés, version for saxophone quartet arr Kebyart Ensemble3 min
- Kebyart Ensemble