CMNW Presents: Kenari Quartet, Transforming Perceptions of the Sax

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Premieres Saturday, 5/15 • 7:00 pm PT.
Available through Saturday, 5/22 • 11:59 pm PT.

Join Co-Artistic Directors, Soovin Kim and Gloria Chien, series in Portland, Oregon, Chamber Music Northwest, for their online concert series!

Applauded for their “flat-out amazing” performances and “stunning virtuosity” (Cleveland Classical), the Kenari Quartet’s larger-than-life personalities pop off the stage. The unique style and flair of this Protégé Project alumni all-saxophone ensemble electrified Chamber Music Northwest audiences in 2018. Their triumphant return to the CMNW stage will feature modern and contemporary work plus improvisation.

“…the Kenari Quartet’s playing lives and breathes as a single organism, as alive as any world-class chamber ensemble could hope to be.” – Oregon ArtsWatch

CARLOS SIMON Catch on Fire (2019)
NINA SHEKHAR eastbound (2019)
RIVIER Grave et Presto (1938)
Free improvisation
J. S. BACH Aria with 30 Variations (Goldberg Variations), BWV 988, Arr. David Maslanka

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