Apollo Saxophone Quartet
In the 30 years since the Apollo Saxophone Quartet was founded, it has commissioned and premiered well over one hundred works, many of which are now considered core repertoire and are performed by saxophone quartets worldwide. This includes significant works from Richard Rodney Bennett, Michael...
Luke Bedford was born in 1978 and studied composition at the Royal College of Music with Edwin Roxburgh and Simon Bainbridge, following a Foundation Scholarship. He then gained a subsequent scholarship to study for a Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music, again with Simon Bainbridge, with...
8.00pm Tuesday, 4 August 2015
BALCONY £22 FRONT STALLS £16 REAR STALLS £10 Zoned Seating
Lyondev arr Buckland Kaval Sviri 5'
RR Bennett Saxophone Quartet 15'
Bedford Saxophone Quartet WORLD PREMIERE 12’
Wijeratne Visaya 6½'
Françaix Petit Quatuor 8'
Journey Across the Impossible – silent films by Georges Meliès
Thompson Carnival and Greek Dance 7'
Supported by Sir John Manduell CBE
The Apollo Saxophone Quartet and LDSM share a 30th Anniversary this year and to celebrate this milestone we have commissioned a work to add to the remarkable corpus the ASQ has commissioned or premiered, including Richard Rodney Bennett’s 1994 Quartet. As part of a major new strand in this year’s Festival (see also Friday), the ASQ’s members will perform music they have composed to accompany the remarkably inventive and witty silent films of the early cinematic pioneer Georges Meliès.