Program Book 1997-1998 page 11
Concert II: Our First Carnegie Concert, continued

Our first Carnegie concert was given in June of 1982. The great singer and pianist Bobby Short presented our New York debut. He made sure that everything was done in the best possible way-from pre-concert publicity, to a sold-out concert hall, to a wonderfully festive post-concert party-and we are forever in his debt. Having someone go the last mile to present a young ensemble in first class style seemed more like something from a fable than real life. As it turned out, the Carnegie concert and resulting New York Times review were the springboards for a long and healthy career. Thank you, Bobby!

This concert series is part of the Amherst Saxophone Quartet's Joint Residency at the University at Buffalo, and in Erie County and the City of Buffalo. It is also part of the ASQ's partnership with the Olmsted School. Independent Health is the sole corporate sponsor of this three concert set.

This series is also made possible, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. Funding for the Olmsted partnership comes from the Cultural Leadership Group's Cultural Incentive Funding Program.

Members of the ASQ met with the Govenor and County Executive last night, threatening to move the Quartet out of town unless its new multimillion dollar stadium is built. The ASQ also insisted that all proceeds from beer sold at the concerts would go to the owners of the Group.

Amherst Saxophone Quartet Program Book Concert II