Quatuor International de Saxophones to grace the UAlberta stage this week

The renown Quatuor International de Saxophones (QIS) will perform this Thursday, February 4th at UAlberta's Convocation Hall.

1 February 2016

Join us this Thursday, February 4th, 2016 for a rare performance by the outstanding Quatuor International de Saxophones. The group features Dr. Bill Street, the Chair of the Department of Music, as well as three other master saxophonists from around the world.

Concert Information

Time: Doors at 7PM, Performance at 7:30PM
Location: Convocation Hall/Old Arts Building, University of Alberta North Campus (Map)
Ticket Price: By donation
Concert Program: Details TBA

About QIS

The QIS (QUATUOR INTERNATIONAL DE SAXOPHONES) was formed in 2002 for performances at the World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis. It grew from the idea that the members had known each other for years, adjudicated at many of the world's international competitions together, yet they had rarely performed together. New commissioned works by composers Roger Boutry, Frederic Devreese, Sylvain Kassap, Tetsunosuke Kushida, Carleton Macy, Junichi Nihashi, and François Rossé are in their repertory. The members meet in different parts of the world to perform together and explore new directions in contemporary music from composers of diverse cultures and nationalities. Japanese pianist Mari Watanabe frequently joins the group as soloist and collaborative artist.

QIS group members:

  • William Street / alto saxophone alto (Canada)
  • Jean-Pierre Baraglioli / soprano saxophone soprano (France)
  • Keiji Munesada / tenor saxophone ténor (Japan)
  • Richard Dirlam / baritone saxophone baryton (United States)