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The Santa Paula Theater Center will present THE CITY OF ANGELS SAXOPHONE QUARTET on Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. You may purchase tickets online at www.santapaulatheatercenter.org or by calling the box office at (805) 525-4645. Walkups are welcomed for unreserved seats. All tickets are $20.
The City of Angels Saxophone Quartet (COASQ) has championed the emergence of saxophone quartet on the concert stage for more than 25 years. Shortly after its founding in the early 1990s, the ensemble, based in Los Angeles, CA was the first saxophone quartet to win top honors at the prestigious Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music Competitions. Recent honors have included concerts sponsored by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, appearances at the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles, CA and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – (home of the Los Angeles Opera). In 2017 the group was honored by an invitation to appear at the prestigious Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival in Florida sharing the bill with Itzhak Perlman, Anne Akiko Meyers, Bella Fleck and the Dover String Quartet. The group recently completed its second recording “Pure Imagination” following its initial recording in 2015 “City of Angles Live”.
The City of Angels Saxophone Quartet connects with the audience through their wide and varied repertoire and the human stories behind the music. While trained and steeped in the classical tradition, the unique and often overlooked heritage of the saxophone has bequeathed the group with a keen interest in the endless possibilities for varied programs that can mix and match from transcriptions of classical works to historical presentation from the saxophone craze to the swing era as well as the emerging contemporary repertoire. An evening with the City of Angels Saxophone Quartet will be a refreshing, revealing and engrossing aural escape.