Sinta Saxophone Quartet
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:30PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium

First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and Gold Medal recipient at the 2018 Fischoff Competition, the Donald Sinta Quartet has earned praise for its virtuosic performances, compelling recordings, and distinctive repertoire. Hailed as “a tight-knit ensemble exploding with power and virtuosity and an un-concealable ambition to connect with its newly found listeners” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), they perform entirely from memory, which strengthens an already palpable connection with their audience.

Program to be announced.

The Donald Sinta Quartet, First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has earned praise from audiences and critics alike for its virtuosic performances, compelling recordings and distinctive repertoire. Hailed as “…a tight-knit ensemble exploding with power and virtuosity and an un-concealable ambition to connect with its newly found listeners” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), the DSQ performs entirely from memory, which strengthens an already palpable connection with its audiences.  Named for its mentor, legendary University of Michigan Saxophone Professor Donald Sinta, the quartet’s most recent competition success was First Prize in the Winds group at the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition in Ann Arbor.

 

Select highlights of the DSQ’s busy 2017-18 schedule include:  their debut on New York’s Schneider Concerts series at the New School in January 2018 (featuring a collaboration with New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist Anthony McGill); an educational residency at the University of Michigan (organized by the M-Prize); and a return to New Music Detroit’s annual Strange Beautiful Music marathon of music by living composers.

The Donald Sinta Quartet’s repertoire is diverse, ranging from commissions by today’s emerging composers (many of which have been written for DSQ) to standards from the saxophone quartet literature to transcriptions by master composers such as Dvorak, Schubert and Shostakovich.  The group has just recorded its debut CD, to be released during 2017-18 on CAG Records.  Featured radio appearances include New York’s WQXR, Interlochen Public Radio, and regular performances on American Public Media’s Performance Today.  Founded in 2011 and still based in Michigan, DSQ’s members are all Selmer-Paris Artists.

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First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and Gold Medal recipient at the 2018 Fischoff Competition, the Donald Sinta Quartet has earned praise for its virtuosic performances, compelling recordings, and distinctive repertoire. Hailed as “a tight-knit ensemble exploding with power and virtuosity and an un-concealable ambition to connect with its newly found listeners” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), they perform entirely from memory, which strengthens an already palpable connection with their audience.

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The Donald Sinta Quartet, First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has earned praise from audiences and critics alike for its virtuosic performances, compelling recordings and distinctive repertoire. Hailed as “…a tight-knit ensemble exploding with power and virtuosity and an un-concealable ambition to connect with its newly found listeners” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), the DSQ performs entirely from memory, which strengthens an already palpable connection with its audiences.  Named for its mentor, legendary University of Michigan Saxophone Professor Donald Sinta, the quartet’s most recent competition success was First Prize in the Winds group at the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition in Ann Arbor.

 

Select highlights of the DSQ’s busy 2017-18 schedule include:  their debut on New York’s Schneider Concerts series at the New School in January 2018 (featuring a collaboration with New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist Anthony McGill); an educational residency at the University of Michigan (organized by the M-Prize); and a return to New Music Detroit’s annual Strange Beautiful Music marathon of music by living composers.

The Donald Sinta Quartet’s repertoire is diverse, ranging from commissions by today’s emerging composers (many of which have been written for DSQ) to standards from the saxophone quartet literature to transcriptions by master composers such as Dvorak, Schubert and Shostakovich.  The group has just recorded its debut CD, to be released during 2017-18 on CAG Records.  Featured radio appearances include New York’s WQXR, Interlochen Public Radio, and regular performances on American Public Media’s Performance Today.  Founded in 2011 and still based in Michigan, DSQ’s members are all Selmer-Paris Artists.

Reserved Tickets:  $40
No charge to Four Arts Members

Tickets Available
February 6, 2019 – Public
January 30, 2019 – Four Arts Members
January 16, 2019 – Chairman’s Forum and Benefactors Council

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