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Music in Bass Hall: Asylum Quartet

May 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

$12 – $15

Tickets $15 / $12 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235

Asylum QuartetLauded for “nonstop virtuoso skills” (Times Herald-Record, New York), the Asylum Quartet plays everything from lush classical works, minimalism, and modernism to indie rock, world music, and klezmer. The four classically-trained saxophonists met as graduate students at the The Hartt School in West Hartford, Connecticut in 2011. In 2014, the quartet was awarded the Grand Prize in the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Boston, Massachusetts, becoming the first saxophone quartet to receive this honor. During the summer of 2014, Asylum served as artists-in-residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen, New Hampshire, and as featured artists at the Newport Music Festival in Rhode Island.
The Asylum Quartet has appeared as featured guests on WNPR’s Where We Live with John Dankosky, and on WWUH’s The 20th Century Limited with Larry Bilansky. Recently, the quartet has appeared at The Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery (Brattleboro, Vermont), the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown, Connecticut), alongside the Hudson Valley Chamber Winds (Washingtonville, New York), at the Whitney Center (Hamden, Connecticut), and at Bravo Waterbury!, in an outreach concert for the El Sistema-inspired music education program. Repeat performances include Connecticut’s J. Rene Coffee Roasters Music Series and Manchester Community College “Live on Main” Series.

Asylum actively promotes new music, and has commissioned works from composers Erberk Eryilmaz and Ryan Jesperson. During its 2014-2015 season, the quartet will feature its original arrangement of Philip Glass’s String Quartet No. 5. Additionally, the quartet launched its first Call for Scores Competition in 2014 as part of its efforts to build and promote a new, unique repertoire for the ensemble.

The Monadnock Center thanks our May underwriters, Julie and Garry Peyton, and our Music in Bass Hall sponsor, The Waterhouse, for making this program possible.

Note: Occasionally customers have reported an issue when trying to buy tickets online: there is a request to check a box agreeing to the terms and conditions (for Paypal), but no box is available to check. This is an external issue, apparently related to browsers or other things beyond our control. If you find that you are unable to proceed with the online ticket purchase, just give us a call at 63-924-3235, and we will add your name to the reservations list. You may pay at the door with cash, check, or credit card. 

Details

Date:
May 9, 2015
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
$12 – $15
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Venue

Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture
19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Phone:
603-924-3235