Huw Wiggin soprano saxophone Ellie McMurray alto saxophone Anthony Brown tenor saxophone Shevaughan Beere baritone saxophone
Handel Water Music, Sarabande from Harpsichord Suite Michael Torke July Elgar Salut D’amour (arr. Ferio), Serenade forStrings (arr. Ferio) Gershwin An American in Paris Andy Scott My Mountain Top Guillermo Lago Cities
The Ferio Saxophone Quartet presents a concert with the theme of nature and cities of the world. The music spans from the baroque to modern day, performedin bespoke arrangements for saxophone quartet. Journey is at the heart of tonight – whether floating down the River Thames in Handel’s ever popular Water Music, written for the concert on the River Thames in 1717, or Gershwin’s anecdotal An American in Paris. The concert concludes with Ciudades (Cities) – which has been recorded by the Ferio Quartet. It is a series of musical sketches of cities that have a special meaning to the composer.
As one of the leading British saxophone quartets among the new generation of artists, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet consistently receives a highly enthusiastic reception from audiences and criticsalike. Winner of the 2015 Royal Over-Seas League’s Ensemble Competition, the quartet was also a Park Lane Group Artist and St John’s Smith Square Young Artist for 2016-2017.