On Thursday October 1st the Proteus Saxophone Quartet will perform a concert with music by UVic composition professor John Celona, self-described prairie composer (but living in Victoria) Justin Boechler, renowned Canadian composer Robert Lemay, Paris composer Karol Beffa, as well as an arrangement by Antonin Dvorak.
Formed in Paris in 2011, the Proteus Saxophone Quartet is dedicated to expanding and promoting Canadian repertoire for saxophone quartet. The quartet has performed recitals in France, Canada, and the USA.
Proteus Saxophone Quartet
Michael Morimoto – Soprano saxophone
Mark Michalak – Alto saxophone
Tommy Davis – Tenor saxophone
Holly De Caigny – Baritone saxophone
- Elettricita* (2015) by John Celona
- Networks by John Celona
- String Quartet No. 12, Mvt. 1 by Antonin Dvorak
- Urban Influx* (2014) by Robert Lemay
- Passacaglia*+ (2015) by Justin Boechler
- Fireworks (2013) by Karol Beffa
* denotes pieces written for Proteus Quartet
+ commissioned by the Strata Festival, funded by the Canada Council and Sask Arts Board
General Admission: $15
Age 21 and under: free
Tickets are available online (Eventbrite) and at Ivy’s Books (2188 Oak Bay Ave)
Concert Venue & ParkingThis concert takes place at Church of St. Mary the Virgin (1701 Elgin Rd, Oak Bay), which has its own parking lot, and there is ample free parking on surrounding streets.