Quasar celebrates its 25th anniversary with five works that have marked its career.

Quasar – a saxophone quartet

Known for their energy and bold innovation, the four members of Quasar have been exploring the innumerable facets of musical creation since the group’s founding in 1994. The group’s ventures include instrumental music, improvisation, and electronics. Alone or accompanied by a symphony orchestra, acoustic or plugged, Quasar offers its audience a unique and deeply original programming.

The ensemble has won 6 OPUS awards awarded by the Conseil québécois de la musique, including the “Artist of the Year” prize. Quasar presents a series of concerts in Montreal while performing extensively across Canada, Mexico, the United States and Europe.

A real driving force of creative music, the quartet works closely with composers favouring research, experimentation and the emergence of new ideas.

The quartet has proudly commissioned over 150 works over the course of its twenty-five years of activity. During that time, it has performed as a solo group with, among others, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Hanzhou Philharmonic Orchestra.

Quasar, in addition to being very involved in the creation of new works, also presents a very diversified repertoire ranging from classical music to jazz, allowing the group to fully demonstrate the saxophone’s multiple facets.

Marie-Chantal Leclair, soprano saxophone
Mathieu Leclair, alto saxophone
André Leroux, tenor saxophone
Jean-Marc Bouchard, baritone saxophone

Florent SCHMITT Quartet, Op. 109
Michel FRIGON Geyser Ghetto
Michael OESTERLE Sometimes
Ülo KRIGUL Section Music

Friday, November 22nd 2019 at 7:30pm
Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Min

For tickets and information: www.mbam.qc.ca/en/concerts 514-285-2000

Bourgie Concert Hall, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) complex, is a 444-seat venue located in the restored Erskine and American Church (designed in 1894 in Neo-Romanesque style by architect Alexander Cowper Hutchison). Designated a national historic site in 1998, the transformed setting is now graced with high-quality acoustics and an exceptional décor incorporating 20 historic Tiffany stained glass windows. Ideal for performances by chamber-music ensembles, string orchestras, and other groups, Bourgie Concert Hall offer music lovers an auditory repertoire as diverse as the MMFA collections

Bourgie Concert Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2E8

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