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Ancia Saxophone Quartet at the Weisman

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


The Ancia Saxophone Quartet will present a free concert at the Weisman Art Museum, on the campus of the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, at 333 East River Pkwy., on Sun., May 12, at 4pm.

The concert will feature the works of living composers who have helped create the musical fabric of the Twin Cities. The program will include Confluence, written for Ancia by Grammy Award-winner and Minnesota resident Libby Larsen; two movements from Short Stories by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon, which the group commissioned and premiered in Minnesota; and Cordoba, by jazz pianist and Minneapolis-based composer Laura Caviani. Additionally, audiences will hear Dark Waters by Christopher Rutkowski, premiered recently by Ancia in Minneapolis, and two pieces selected by Ancia from the American Composers Forum’s national call for scores for the 2017 Minneapolis ACF Showcase Concert: Robin McLaughlin’s On This Day and Steven Snowden’s Speed Studies.

Confluence illustrates the effects of humans on river confluences and the environment worldwide; Short Stories describes the serenity of a trip to Arches National Park in “Coyote Nights” and the humorous/rhythmically challenging “Stomp and Dance” based on the Broadway show Stomp; “Dark Waters” takes us on a trip along the Platte River; and Cordoba recounts a trip to Argentina through the traditional music and dance of the region. The program will be approximately 75 minutes long.


May 12
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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612 - 625-9494


ANCIA Saxophone Quartet
612 729-4759