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Quartetto Obrigado performance

Quartetto Obrigado / contemporary

Website(s) : http://wp.music.lsu.edu/faculty-staff/campbell-griffin/ / http://www.benstonaker.com// http://jenniferforet.weebly.com/

Quartetto Obrigado, a Louisiana based saxophone quartet proposes a world premiere of Saxophone Quartet No. 4, Borderline Personalities, by Louisiana composer Ben Stonaker.

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Biography

Quartetto Obrigado is a newly formed saxophone quartet dedicated to the performance and preservation of chamber music for the saxophone. The group is comprised of Dr. Griffin Campbell, Distinguished Professor of Saxophone at Louisiana State University, and three of his former students Taylor Assad, Jennifer C. Foret, and Brina Bourliea. Enthusiastic and frequent solo performers, the quartet recently performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance Convention at the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana in March 2014.

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Quartetto Obrigado, a Louisiana based saxophone quartet proposes a world premiere of Saxophone Quartet No. 4, Borderline Personalities, by Louisiana composer Ben Stonaker.
Mr.Stonaker (b.1981) earned his Master of Music degree in composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2007, where he studied with James Mobberley, Chen Yi, and Paul Rudy. He earned his Bachelor of Music in composition from Louisiana State University in 2004, where he studied with Stephen David Beck. Stonaker received national recognition for his wind ensemble piece While We Were Yet Sinners at the National Band Association’s biennial convention after being selected from a nationwide competition to be part of the NBA’s 2002 Young Composer Mentor Project. He has had the opportunity to meet and work with several composers including Joan Tower, Mark Camphouse, David Gillingham, Frank Ticheli, Michael Daugherty, David Dzubay, Donald Grantham, Ian Krouse, and Libby Larsen. In December 2005 Mr. Stonaker served on a distinguished panel and was a charter composer for the cutting edge project and forum, Renewing the Creative Environment at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.
His music has been performed across the United States and Puerto Rico, and internationally in Wales, Canada, Brazil, and Scotland. After teaching in south Louisiana for three years, Mr. Stonaker is currently in pursuit of the DMA in Composition at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has studied with Donald Grantham and Yengeniy Sharlat. He is the assistant director of Dan Welcher’s New Music Ensemble and teaching undergraduate Beginning Composition class.

Programming

13/07/2015 11:30 - 11:45

Cité de la musique et de la danse - Salle 24

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Musicians / speakers

  • Bourliea Brina / baritone saxophone (United States)
  • Assad Taylor / alto saxophone (United States)
  • Foret Jennifer / tenor saxophone (United States)
  • Campbell Griffin / soprano saxophone (United States)

Program

  • Saxophone Quartet No. 4 Borderline Personalities (Ben Stonaker) / World Premiere

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