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The Gift of Life
Ticket Price: $10 for Adults,$9 for Seniors,$8 for Students,Children under 12 free
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Blackledgemusic,Inc. and the New York based New Hudson Saxophone Quartet

will present a special concert

Date: July 8, 2012 3PM

New Britain Museum of American Art

Featuring the First Connecticut Performance of

The Gift of Life”for Piccolo and Saxophone Quartet

by Jeff Scott of the IMANI Woodwind Quintet

Formed in 1987, The New Hudson Saxophone Quartet possesses a rare combination: a dedication to playing a diversity of American music combined with a beautiful, blending saxophone sound. Their repertoire ranges from newly commissioned works by Robert Kyr, David Noon, Elias Tanenbaum and Dexter Morrill, to music by 19th-century American composer Caryl Florio and to classic Hollywood Sax Quartet versions of popular song standards. Deeply involved with education, the four members are on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music, New York University, Rutgers, William Paterson University and Montclair State University, and regularly are asked to present residencies and master classes as part of their annual touring schedule Their most recent recording "Breathing Lessons" was released by Naxos in 2011. NHSQ -  Paul Cohen- Soprano Saxophone, Avi Goldrosen,-Alto Saxophone; David Demsey-Tenor Saxophone, Tim Ruedeman - Baritone Saxophone

Blackledgemusic,Inc. based out of East Hampton, Connecticut is a non-profit chamber music consortium incorporated in 2002. Its objective is to perform interesting and diverse chamber music in locations where a wide public can experience and learn to appreciate concert music. Performing in July will be, Helene Rosenblatt, Director, Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute; Amy Jones Gantkin, Viola; Tom Hudson ,Cello; Peter Standaart, Flute; Judy Handler,Guitar

Music by: Aaron Copland/P.M.Cohen, Tom G. Febonio, Jeff Scott, Charles Koechlin, Peter Korn, Christopher Caliendo, Jose Lezcano, Robert Sirota

Museum Admission: $10 for Adults,$9 for Seniors,$8 for Students,Children under 12 free


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