Program Book 1987-1988 page 03

Buffalo State College welcomes the world-renowned Amherst Saxophone Quartet as Artists-in-Residence during the 1987-88 season. In addition to teaching advanced classes in saxophone, these extraordinary performers will help us inaugurate our elegant new Rockwell Hall Auditorium with a series of four concerts open to the public.

The Amherst Saxophone Residency, along with similar residencies by the Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble, the Floorplay Contemporary Dance Theater, and the Buffalo Ballet Theatre, represents a major step towards establishing Buffalo State College as a major regional center for the performing and visual arts. We hope you enjoy this four concert series and take advantage of other exciting performance and entertainment opportunities at the new Rockwell Auditorium Performing Arts Center.

D. Bruce Johnstone

Welcome to our tenth anniversary season' This year's series is the most challenging collection of four concerts we have ever put together - from internationally known guest artists to world premieres of works composed for us. Pianist-composer Leo Smit joins us in a dual capacity for the first concert. Mr. Smit arranged Mozart's Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452 for keyboard and saxes, and his "Tzadik" for quartet will be performed. The second concert takes place during American Music Week and features a wide range of recent works. Many of the composers will attend the performance. The third concert is an example of the kind of program that we often perform while on tour. We are proud to have the members of the award-winning Chester String Quartet as guests for the final concert. Two octets, two quartets, and even some Ragtime conclude the 1987-88 series.

It is a pleasure to be here in Rockwell Hall Auditorium. We hope you enjoy our new home as much as we do!

The Amherst Quartet

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