Baabdath – New Church
Wednesday November 29, 2023 – 8 pm
No Reservations/No Tickets
Seating: first-come first-served basis
Age limit: Above 7 years old
Doors Open at 7:15 pm
Free Transport by bus: Beirut-Baabdath-Beirut
To book you seat, call:
01 389 389 – 70 48 46 40
ARCIS SAXOPHON QUARTETT
Claus Hierluksch . Sopransaxophon
Ricarda Fuss . Altsaxophon
Anna-Marie Schäfer . Tenorsaxophon
Jure Knez . Baritonsaxophon
Divertimento in F-Dur, KV 138 / Arr. ASQ
DIMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906 – 1975)
Jazz-Suite Nr. 1 / Arr. ASQ
EMMA O’HALLORAN (b. 1985)
GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898 – 1937)
ARCIS SAXOPHON QUARTETT
The Arcis Saxophone Quartet, named after Munich’s iconic Arcis Street, has emerged as one of the most vibrant and active classical ensembles globally. Whether on the highest pass in Ecuador, in the middle of the Saudi Arabian desert, on the cliffs in the American Atlantic, or in the sold-out Philharmonie in Munich and Berlin… the four saxophonists feel at home everywhere with their music.
Embodying a spirit of experimentation, artistry, and boundless curiosity, the quartet fearlessly explores new musical territories.
An elaborate dramaturgy, sound, and light design, as well as captivating introductions, are as much a part of the concert experience for the four multi-talented musicians as their energetic interpretations, finely balanced arrangements, and commissioned compositions from all over the world, tailored to their style.
They acquired their chamber music skills from the best of the best, studying with the Artemis Quartet at the UdK in Berlin and in the forge of the European Chamber Music Academy (with mentors like Hatto Beyerle, Alban Berg Quartet; Prof. Johannes Meissl, among others), as well as at the HMT Munich with Prof. Koryun Asatryan and Prof. Friedemann Berger.
International success quickly followed. The press cheered, “A world-class quartet,” and the competition successes and awards poured in.
Recognized for their outstanding contributions to the world of classical music, the quartet was honored with the Bavarian Art Promotion Prize and received scholarships from the Theodor-Rogler Foundation, a music scholarship from the city of Munich, as well as scholarships from the Erika and Georg Dietrich Foundation, the German Orchestra Foundation, the Musikfonds e.V., and the German Music Council.
For the Arcis Saxophone Quartet, music is an endless playground, and they are as diverse as no other group. Only one thing remains always constant: their distinctive sound.