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Theater Piet Mondriaan

Dokwerk Saxophone Quartet at Theater Piet Mondriaan

Dokwerk Saxophone Quartet performs "Negarehaye Rangin" at the Klassieke Muziek Nu.

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Dokwerk Saxophone Quartet at Theater Piet Mondriaan
Dokwerk Saxophone Quartet at Theater Piet Mondriaan

Time & Location

Dec 14, 2023, 8:15 PM

Theater Piet Mondriaan, Broekzijdselaan 46, 1391 XL Abcoude, Netherlands

About the Event

The Dokwerk Saxophone Quartet is a young and energetic chamber music ensemble formed in 2019. Hailing from four different corners of the world, Lisa Schreiber, Jen-Hong Wu, Ileana Termini, and Pedro Silva have come together in the culturally vibrant city of Amsterdam. Eager to learn and consistently enthusiastic about broadening their horizons, the quartet has recently become part of the NSKA, the Dutch String Quartet Academy.

By combining their individual cultures and backgrounds, these four musicians discover an endless richness and variety of musical possibilities and choices. With this, they aspire to establish a constant place for the classical saxophone in the music of today and tomorrow.

Dokwerk states: "Today's program is illuminated by living composers. If you set Mozart and Beethoven aside for a moment and give a voice to the people of today, how would the present sound? There are as many answers as there are people because everyone stands differently in our world and perceives it differently. And yet, there are agreements, universal human movements that repeat themselves.

Do you find yourself in the colorful language and exuberant stories of the young Iranian Ramin Amin Tafreshi or in the sometimes dreamy, sometimes pulsating music of Philip Glass or any of the other contemporary composers on the program?

The ensemble was recently awarded the first prize in the chamber music category of the International Competition "Vítor Santos" in Portugal and has now been offered the opportunity to record their debut CD.

Photo: Jade Sastropawiro

"An endless richness and variety of musical possibilities and choices."

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