Sunset Music and Arts concert: The Zēlos Quartet

Friday, February 25, 2022, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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Date: Friday February 25, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

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Program

  1. Lyric Quartet (Musical Portraits of Three Friends) (1960) by William Grant Still, arr. by Rudy Volkmann
  2. Evocations: Four after Matisse (2014) by Clare Shore
  3. Veracruz! by José Oliver Riojas
  4. Portrait of my Dead Brother (2014) by Kevin Villalta
  5. Histoire du Tango (1985) by Ástor Piazzolla, arr. by Claude Voirpy

The Zēlos Quartet is dedicated to performing a wide array of repertoire ranging from underrepresented contemporary works to transcriptions from the baroque, classical, and romantic eras. Committed to performing on saxophones that fit the acoustical specifications of its inventor Adolphe Sax, the Zelos Quartet looks to connect with a variety of audiences to show the wide range of sounds and colors of the saxophone.

Zēlos has participated in summer music festivals such as Festival South (Hattiesburg, MS) and the National Music Festival (Chestertown, MD), where they connected with local audiences through public performances in retirement homes, farmers markets, and house concerts. They have also been extensively coached by Dr. Michael Hernandez of the critically acclaimed Mana Quartet and participated in masterclasses by the award winning Verona String Quartet and Amethyst Quartet.

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