Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 3:00PM
Montalvo Center for the Arts – Saratoga, CA
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 12:30PM
Noontime Concerts – San Francisco, CA
Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 2:00PM
Russell Library – Middletown, CT
Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 2:00PM
Tishman Auditorium New School – New York, NY
The internationally renowned Dutch saxophone quartet will tour America’s West and East Coast this Spring.
“The playing by the Amstel Quartet is nothing short of astounding. Not only are they a brilliant group of individual musicians, they are a brilliant ensemble.” – Fanfare Magazine
“The men of the Amstel have no fear,” exclaimed the Dutch press about The Amstel Quartet, winner of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Its performances are riveting, filled with high energy, emotion and infectious dynamism. Avro Radio in the Netherlands recently proclaimed them, “the best saxophone quartet in the world.”
Recent featured engagements in the US include: NYC appearances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and at the Downtown River to River Festival; concerts in Southern California for Pepperdine University and the Da Camera Society’s Chamber Music in Historic Sites series; as well presentations by Music at Deer Valley (presented by the Utah Symphony), Chamber Music Yellow Springs (OH) and the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The Amstel Quartet’s programs are always surprising, uplifting, educational, innovative and swinging. They have released 7 albums, most recently Amstel Raga (2010) and Live at De Toonzai (2011).
Remco Jak, Soprano Saxophone
Olivier Sliepen, Alto Saxophone
Bas Apswoude, Tenor Saxophone
Ties Mellema, Baritone Saxophone