Kenari Quartet - Sample Programs


Showcasing the versatility of the saxophone through original and transcribed works from a variety of genres

(90-minutes)

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel, arr. Jean-Yves Fourmeau (3 min)

Quatuor pour Saxophones by Alfred Desenclos (15 min)
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Calmo
III. Poco largo, ma risoluto

Shifting Gears by Corey Dundee (6 min)

Italian Concerto by Bach (12 min)
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto

INTERMISSION

Adios Nonino by Astor Piazzolla, arr. Johann van der Linden (7 min)

Capriccio from Op. 81 by Mendelssohn, arr. Bob Eason (7 min)

In Memoriam by Joel Love (12 min)

Leafless Trees by David Laganella (9 min)
I. Unyielding
II. Separated from the Others
III. Little black birds
IV. The Fallen
V. Towards the Sky

From 24 Preludes in Jazz Style by Nikolai Kapustin, arr. Corey Dundee  (5 min)
X. Allegro
XXIV. Presto

Music originally written for the saxophone quartet

(90-minutes)

Quatuor pour Saxophones by Pierre Max Dubois (10 min)
I. Brillante
II. Doloroso
III. Spirituoso
IV. Andante - Presto

Leafless Trees by David Laganella (9 min)
I. Unyielding
II. Separated from the Others
III. Little black birds
IV. The Fallen
V. Towards the Sky

In Memoriam by Joel Love (12 min)

INTERMISSION

Quatuor pour Saxophones by Jun Nagao (20 min)
I. Perdre
II. Chercher
III. Aspirer
IV. Trouver

Recitation Book by David Maslanka (25 min)
I. Broken Heart: Meditation On the Chorale Melody "Der Du Bist In Eingkeit"
II. Prelude - Chorale: Meditation On "Jesu Meine Freude" (Jesus My Joy)
III. Eeco Moriro Dunque (Look! My Death Is Near!) -- Gesualdo Di Venosa, 1596
IV. Meditation On "O Salutaris Hostia" (O Salvation's Victim) - Gregorian Chant
V. Fanfare - Variations On "Durch Adams Fall" (Through Adam's Fall)

New/contemporary music

(90-minutes)

you’ve been talking in your sleep by David Biedenbender (10 min)

Lament by David Dzubay (10 min)

They Might be Gods by John Lesczynski (8 min)

Leafless Trees by David Laganella (9 min)
I. Unyielding
II. Separated from the Others
III. Little black birds
IV. The Fallen
V. Towards the Sky

INTERMISSION

Tetrax by Aaron Travers (14 min)

the… of my… are an… by Corey Dundee (15 min)

Six Bagatelles by György Ligeti (12 min)
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Rubato - Lamentoso
III. Allegro grazioso
IV. Presto ruvido
V. Adagio - Mesto
VI. Molto vivace - Capriccioso

Program rooted in jazz or popular music

(90-minutes)

Tango Virtuoso by Thierry Escaich (5 min)

Ex Machina by Marc Mellits (17 min)

Quatuor pour Saxophones by Jun Nagao (10 min)
II. Chercher
III. Aspirer

Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, arr. Johann van der Linden (10 min)

INTERMISSION

Out of the Blue by Frank Ticheli (11 min)

Adios Nonino by Astor Piazzolla, arr. Johann van der Linden (7 min)

From 24 Preludes in Jazz Style by Nikolai Kapustin, arr. Corey Dundee  (9 min)
XXII. Animato
X. Allegro
XIII. Allegretto
XXIV. Presto

“Memory” from Nepomuk’s Dances by Marcelo Zarvos (6 min)