Elko Community Concert Association presents:

Five Sax
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Five Sax
performing in the Laurena Moren Auditorium,
Elko Convention Center, 700 Moren Way, Elko
at 7:00 pm on Thursday,
November 8, 2018

 

Five Sax is a modern-style saxophone quintet featuring five musicians from around the world. The individual members are all established solo musicians who represent a significant international presence and hold many prizes from important national and international competitions. They converged in Vienna from all around the world, united by a modern conception of virtuosity and the constant urge to push the limits of performance.

The ensemble began in an unusual way: performing street theater in the center of Vienna. Their first year performing together was an unforgettable experience of running from the police, surviving freezing temperatures and dealing with angry shopkeepers. Their "starving artist" past is echoed in their concerts by their use of theatrical elements, their strong connection with the audience, and their spontaneous approach to making music.

The five musicians hail from Poland, Italy, Belgium, the USA and Chile, and each brings his own unique and vibrant personality to the group. The ensemble's imaginative programming mirrors the diversity of its members; rooted in classical music, while venturing into American jazz, south-American Latin styles and European folk music. Five Sax has performed in some of the most prestigious halls such as the Konzerthaus (Vienna), the Teatro del Lago (Chile), the National Concert Hall (Taipei) and the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam).

FIVE SAX MEMBERS:
Joel Diegert, USA
Michal Knot, Poland
Charles Ng, Hong Kong
Damiano Grandesso, Italy
Alvaro Collao, Chile

"I enjoyed every moment of FIVE SAX's debut show - Sax Voyage! They are funny, entertaining and most importantly, top quality musicians".-Aleksey Igudesman, Igudesman&Joo

"I've just completed my first audition of Five Sax at the Movies and consider it the finest sax group recording I have ever heard."-Kenneth Morris, Clarinet&Saxophone

"The performances here are simply wonderful capturing the spirit of this music and the period quite wonderfully."-Cinemusical