In Concert: Proteus Saxophone Quartet

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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
Students: $10
Age 21 and under: free

Tickets are available online (Eventbrite) and at Ivy’s Books (2188 Oak Bay Ave)

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