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Northern Saxophone Quartet
saxophone quartet
Saturday, 28th April 2012
7.45pm
AGS Performing Arts Centre
PROGRAMME
Astor Piazzolla Bordel 1900 from Histoire Du Tango
Paul Reade Saxophone Quartet
1. Toccata
2. Elegie
3. Contredanse
4. Finale
Pierre Max Dubois Quatour
1. Ouverture
2. Doloroso
3. Spirituoso
4. Andante - Presto
Roberto Di Marino Quartetto II
1. Tango
2. Milonga
3. Tanguillo
James Rae Out on a Shout!
Jonathan Dove Tuning In
Jean Françaix Petit Quatour
1. Gaguenardise
2. Cantilène
3. Sérénade comique
Paul Harvey Robert Burns Suite
1. My wife's a winsome wee thing
2. My love is like a red red rose
3. Bannocks o' Bearmeal
Mike Mower £7.50 (seven pounds fifty)
Mike Mower Quark
Mike Mower Teranga

The Northern Saxophone Quartetwas formed in 1980, and maintains its commitment to presenting exciting concert programmes, ranging from mediaeval to jazz and contemporary music. The quartet have been featured on radio and television and give recitals throughout Britain and abroad, including the USA, Japan, Italy, Finland, Spain, and Canada. They have also played by invitation at all World Saxophone Congresses since 1985. They were guest recitalists and clinicians at the New England Saxophone Symposium, Massachusetts in 1993, and gave recitals and masterclasses in Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio in 1997. Recent albums include: Second Revolution (including music by Monteverdi and Michael Brecker), The Definitive Ashton collection (featuring arrangements and original compositions by Don Ashton), Tribune (the Tribune Octet plays Vivaldi, Knutsson, and Schultheiss), and The Cowles Collection.
Alistair Parnell studied saxophone and piano at the Royal College of Music. During his time there he won several performance prizes. He also formed and led the Mistral Saxophone Quartet. Alistair now plays with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, the Northern Saxophone Quartet, Tribune Saxophone Octet, and is guest conductor of the Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra. He also runs a very successful teaching business in Nottingham and is Visiting Scholar of Saxophone for Nottingham University.
Julia Mills studied at the Trinity College of Music. She played baritone sax in the world-famous "Fairer Sax", and since then has been a member of the Northern Saxophone Quartet. A highly versatile player, she is equally at home as a classical or jazz musician. She is in demand as a teacher, and as well as her private teaching she tutors on courses throughout the UK and in other educational establishments. Julia is also a member of the internationally-renowned Tribune Saxophone Octet, who have twice been invited to perform at the World Saxophone Congress.
Chris Jollyattended the University of Huddersfield acquiring a degree in music and a Masters in Composition. He has toured with the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain as their principal sopranino player in the main choir and the Sax Family Octet 'SF8'. Chris has been involved in numerous projects with postgraduate students playing and composing. He is currently writing original music for ensembles at the UOH including new works for their wind and symphony orchestras. He is looking forward to building on these collaborations while exploring the availability for future opportunities.
Sarah Markhamstudied at the Royal Northern College of Music gaining a Degree and Professional Performer’s Diploma (with Distinction), and at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA where she gained a Master in Music Degree with scholarships from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Sir James Caird Trust. She has enjoyed competition success with the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition and the Park Lane Group. Sarah has performed all over Britain, including the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room at London’s South Bank Centre, and at the Last Night of the Marble Hill Proms for English Heritage. Further afield, Sarah has performed in Germany, Belgium, Spain, Slovenia, America and Canada. She has also broadcast live on Radio 3 and Classic FM radio. Sarah plays baritone saxophone in the Northern Saxophone Quartet, and is a member of the Tribune Saxophone Octet. Sarah is the saxophone teacher at the Junior department of the Royal College of Music, and the Universities of Huddersfield and Sheffield. In 2006, Sarah released her first solo album featuring standard works from the classical saxophone repertoire.