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Donald Sinta Quartet
March 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
The Donald Sinta Quartet, First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has earned praise from audiences and critics alike for its virtuosic performances, compelling recordings and distinctive repertoire.
Hailed as “…a tight-knit ensemble exploding with power and virtuosity and an un-concealable ambition to connect with its newly found listeners” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), the DSQ performs entirely from memory, which strengthens an already palpable connection with its audiences. Named for its mentor, legendary University of Michigan Saxophone Professor Donald Sinta, the quartet’s additional competition successes include a Gold Medal at the 2018 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, First Prize at the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, the Alice Coleman Grand Prize at the 2013 Coleman Chamber Music Competition and First Prize in the 2012 North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition.
FRANZ SCHUBERT / Arr. Graser – Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703
CHRISTOPHER EVAN HASS – Volcanic Ash *Winner of 2016 DSQ Composition Competition
GABRIEL PIERNE – Introduction et variations sur une
SAMUEL BARBER – Adagio (from String Quartet, Op. 11, 1936)
(Arr. Johan van der Linden)
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN – String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 3 “Razumovsky”
IV. Allegro Molto
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK / Arr. DSQ – String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, “American”
(1841-1904) I. Allegro ma non troppo
III. Molto Vivace
- Finale: vivace ma non troppo
MARC MELLITS – Ex Machina
(b. 1966) Machine I: Let the funk out
Machine II: Flowing
Machine IV: Dancing a mean, ghastly dance
Machine VII: Aggressive & funky
TRADITIONAL (IRISH) / Arr. Graser – Green Groves of Erin / Flower of Red Hill
ROGER ZARE – Z4430 *DSQ Commission