Could there possibly be a more perfect chamber ensemble than the String Quartet? Elegant, light-weight and portable, capable of ascending monumental heights and plumbing the most profoundly expressive depths in music, the string quartet is unmatched… At least, it used to be.
There is a new sheriff in town. This is the dirty little secret that string players the world over do not want you to know about. The most perfectly matched ensemble, hands down, is actually… wait for it… the Saxophone Quartet. Tonight, WWCMF comes clean and presents one of the world’s greatest examples, PRISM Quartet.
Many of us think of jazz as the natural habitat of the saxophone, or perhaps the office, backlit by flickering neon, of a washed up private investigator just as a mysterious and beautiful woman enters. Well, that’s just part of the story. The saxophone enjoys a rich classical tradition, and its place in the medium of chamber music is undeniable.
Tonight you are in for a treat. PRISM Quartet has performed all over the world to universal acclaim. Its members are leading performers and teachers who can be heard soloing with the world’s great symphony orchestras, and on countless recordings. The hip Tasting Room at Charles Smith Wines provides the perfect setting to get to know this incredible ensemble. As for the string players, we’ll be there, too… taking notes.
Doors open at 5:00pm