And the winner is...

Buffalo News, The

After a season of suspense, during which the Amherst Saxophone Quartet progressively performed the winning works in its International Composition Competition, we now arrive at the grand prize winner

. Sunday's 7 p.m. concert in Rockwell Hall will feature the Saxophone Quartet by Chan Ka Nin, subtitled "Among Friends," which was singled out from more than 130 entries for the top award. This work, along with the third-prize winner, Anita Perry's "Quartet for Four Saxophones in Classical Style," has been recorded by ASQ and will be released on an MCA Compact Disc later this year. Sunday's program also spotlights a repeat performance of "The Language of Bees" by Leila Lustig, former staff member at Buffalo's WNED-FM. Lustig's work describes the "dances" thorough which honeybees communicate, the music mirroring the stylized motions of bees. Completing the program will be J.e. Bach's Sinfonietta in C, as transcribed by the ensemble's baritone saxophonist. Harry Fackelman, and some ragtime pieces by Scott Joplin and Eubie Blake.
—Herman Trotter

Amherst Sax Quartet: And the winner is...Chan Ka Nin