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Italian Saxophone Quartet

Soundtracks and Suites
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PERFORMING ARTS SERIES | 2023-24 SEASON
Wednesday, February 07, 2024, at 7:30 PM

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Soundtracks and Suites

Armstrong is thrilled to present the supremely talented and entertaining Italian Saxophone Quartet. With its 40-year history, the award-winning ISQ is one of the longest-lived groups currently active on the world stage, giving exciting and eclectic performances to adoring crowds from New York to Moscow, Athens to Tokyo.


Their Armstrong program will feature popular cinema soundtracks from film composers Nicola Piovani and Ennio Morricone, a Gershwin medley from "Porgy and Bess” as well as classical suites from Bach, Handel, Rossini and more!

Trust us—this is one you don’t want to miss!

PROGRAM

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Air on the G String (from Orchestral Suite No.3, BWV 1068)


Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Sonata a 4 No.3

Allegro


Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

Sevilla (from Suite Española)


Pedro Iturralde (1929-2020)

Suite Héllenique

Pequeña Czardas


Nicola Piovani (b.1946)

Theme from Life is Beautiful (Oscar winner)


Ennio Morricone (1928-2020)

Film Suite

Per Elena from "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso"

Sean Sean from "Duck, You Sucker!"

Once Upon a Time in the West (Main Theme)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Main Theme)

Goodbye, Cheyenne from "Once Upon a Time in the West"

The Legend of the Pianist from "The Legend of 1900"

Playing Love from "The Legend of 1900"

Miserere from "The Mission"

Gabriel’s Oboe from "The Mission"

Ecstasy of Gold from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"


Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Oblivion

Libertango


George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Selections from Porgy and Bess


Nino Rota

Music from the film 8 1/2


ALL PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

“Think you don’t like saxophone quartets? Oh my, think again! ... A revelation ... knocked me out from the first notes.”

Monterey Peninsula Herald


“As close to a religious experience as you could get without being in church.”
L.A. Observed


“A true world-class act ... It was the total package that wowed the audience. Every note of the evening was exquisite, and this team really knew how to put on a show ... with a program that spanned the globe and musical styles ... masters at working the crowd ... brilliant fingerwork ... With perfection of style, timing, and showmanship throughout the program, they had all dancing and frolicking right along with them ... Bravissimo, maestri!”
Sarasota Herald Tribune