Looking for something unique to celebrate the advent of spring and warmer weather? Here’s a fantastic idea!
This weekend the Candlelight Concert Society is offering an Intriguing variation of chamber music. The internationally renown Italian Saxophone Quartet will be performing “La Dolce Vita” at the at Howard Community College, Smith Theatre, Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 31 at 3 PM.
The ISQ will also be performing at the Candlelight Concert Society’s fundraising Gala on Saturday, March 30 at Merriweather Post in Columbia, MD. The Gala includes dinner, an open bar, tango lessons and a mini-concert from the ISQ. The festivities get underway at 6:30 PM.
Grammy award-winning composer, Joe Harnell said, “Never before have I heard anything quite as wonderful!”
It is unusual to hear saxophones that are not related to jazz, swing or rock music. These four talented musicians who will be performing their program, “La Dolce Vita,” which includes classical standards by Bach, film music from Fellini and the movie, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” ragtime by Scot Joplin and Piazzola’s tangoes. The group has had raves from critics from both sides of the Atlantic. They have played all over the United States, including New York City and Washington, D.C. In their native Italy, they have done over 500 concerts at some of the most important concert institutions as well as entertaining in France, Germany, Spain, Greece, Japan, Sweden Lebanon, Bermuda and Russia.
The Quartet includes Federico Mondelci, soprano saxophone, Davide Bartelucci, alto saxophone, Pasquale Cesare, tenore saxophone and Michele Paolino, baritone saxophone. It was founded in 1982 by four saxophone soloists and close friends who were interested in performing high quality chamber music. Grammy award winning composer, Joe Harnell said, “Never before have I heard anything quite as wonderful!”
The “Italian Saxophone Quartet” is a group that should not be missed whether you are a saxophone enthusiast, a lover of chamber music or just someone who appreciates fine music. There are still some tickets available for the Gala and the concert, and if you want that special weekend, be sure to come to one or the other or both. Both promise to be a great musical memory.
For information on the Gala and the Italian Saxophone Quartet’s “La Dolce Vita” or for tickets click here. For concert tickets, you can also call the box office at 410-997-2324.
Candlelight Concert Society presents world-class chamber music by today’s leading artists in Smith Theatre on the Howard Community College campus, a comfortable setting without a commute or parking fees. Founded by local music lovers in 1972, Candlelight’s mission includes community and educational outreach programs.