Forever Escher (for String Quartet & Saxophone Quartet), Paul Chihara

Dutch printmaker inspires Chihara's musical octet score

Chautauquan Daily

by Jennifer Darrell
Staff Writer

Metamorphosis: a change in form; a turn to or into something else by enchantment or other supernatural means. Read more »

Dutch printmaker inspires Chihara's musical octet score
Dutch printmaker inspires Chihara's musical octet score

Saxes, strings join in premiere

Chautauquan Daily

by Jennifer Darrell
Staff Writer

A world premiere performance will take place tonight at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater. The Amherst Saxophone Quartet joins with the Arcata String Quartet for the debut performance of composer Paul Seiko Chihara's octet entitled "Forever Escher."

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Saxes, strings join in premiere: Forever Escher for String & Sax Quartets
Saxes, strings join in premiere: Forever Escher for String & Sax Quartets
Saxes, strings join in premiere: Forever Escher for String & Sax Quartets

String connection

Buffalo News, The

After an unusually long gestation period that began in the early 19908, a National Endowment for the Arts commission will finally result in the birth (read "world premiere performance") of ''Forever Escber" by Paul Chihara. On the big stage of the Chautauqua Amphitheater at 8:15 p.m. Thursday for this special event will be the Amherst Saxophone Quartet and Arcata String Quartet. Read more »

Forever Escher (for String Quartet & Saxophone Quartet), Paul Chihara

Amherst and Arcata Play Chihara at Chautauqua

Chamber Music America magazine

A Publication of Chamber Music America, June 1999, Volume 16, Number 3

On July 15, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet and the Arcata String Quartet will join forces at Chautauqua, NY to present a concert of quartets and octets, featuring the premiere of Forever Escher by Paul Chihara. This new work is one of three octets composed for the Amherst by Chihara, who is based in southern California and has a long history of composing works for concerts, television, and film. Read more »

Amherst and Arcata Play Chihara at Chautauqua

The mellifluous sounds of two quartets

Works reviewed: 
Forever Escher (for String Quartet & Saxophone Quartet), Paul Chihara
The Buffalo News
Chautauqua, NY
Jul 17 1999
By: 
Herman Trotter

CHAUTAUQUA - An unusual shared program in the Chautauqua Amphitheater Thursday evening began with the Arcata String Quartet giving a heartfelt and rhapsodic performance of the Dvorak "American" Quartet, followed by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet in an extraordinarily rich and centered view of the Glazunov Saxophone Quartet, a true masterpiece of the genre.

After intermission they joined forces for the world premiere of Paul Chihara's "Forever Escher." Read more »

Paul Chihara, Forever Escher

Amherst Saxophone Quartet: Paul Chihara, Forever Escher
Susan Fancher, soprano
Russ Carere, alto
Stephen Rosenthal, tenor
Harry Fackelman, baritone
Arcata String Quartet

At the dawning of the third millennium of the Common Era, artists of every discipline find themselves in a brave new world of possibilities for diverse modes of artistic expression enhanced by the worldwide distribution of culture through the mass media. As a consequence of this trend, the cross-fertilization of a variety of cultural art forms that began in Paris at the close of the nineteenth century, consisting mostly of Japanese and African influences, has increased exponentially to include virtually every people on the planet. Read more »

Year: 
2001

Forever Escher (for String Quartet & Saxophone Quartet), Paul Chihara

Genre: 
Sax Qt. and Additional Musicians
Composer: 
Chihara
Composer First Names: 
Paul
Composition Date: 
1994
Composed for the ASQ: 
Composed for the ASQ
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Molto moderato
Movement: 
Allegro vivace: Ben ritmico
Movement: 
Calmo
Movement: 
Andante cantabile

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