Program Book 1984 page 17
ASQ Newsletter

The ASQ will be flying to the Mid-West in October to be guests on the nationally broadcast radio program "St. Paul Sunday Morning." This prestigious, award winning show plays host to the foremost chamber music groups in the world. The program is broadcast on the American Public Radio network and is aired on approximately 120 stations nation-wide. Locally, "St. Paul" is heard on WNED-FM every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m.

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet will be guest soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in a pair of subscription concerts! The Amherst Saxophone Society, Inc. has commissioned world renowned composer, Nicholas Flagello, to write a piece especially for the ASQ, which will be called "Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Symphony Orchestra:' The concerto will be premiered on the second pair of subscription concerts ( ovember 1 & 2) of the 1985-86 symphony season as part of a celebration honoring the BPO's 50th year of performance. Maestro Semyon Bychkov, who was instrumental in having the "Concerto" written, will conduct. Then its off to Michigan to perform with the Grand Rapids Symphony.

The National Endowment for the Arts provided partial funding for the second Amherst Saxophone Quartet album. Mark Records, a Buffalo-based, nationally distributed recording firm, did the actual recording, right here in the Canisius College Chapel. The album features premiere recordings of works by American composers, including Paul Creston, Alec Wilder, Robert Mols, and Stephen Parisi. It should be available soon!

Beginning in November, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet will be looking for support from private individuals and local corporations to match funding from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Just like any other arts organization, we cannot survive without the help of our FRIENDS. For example, ticket sales from this series (if there were a sell-out) would pay for only about half the costs. The rest must be made up from donations. We look forward to having you join us as a FRIEND OF THE AMHERST SAXOPHONE QUARTET!

Amherst Saxophone Quartet Program Book Newsletter