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The groundbreaking Apollo Saxophone Quartet has been at the forefront of the British contemporary music scene for over 30 years. The ensemble has made the largest single contribution to the saxophone quartet repertoire in the UK, commissioning and premiering over 100 works, ranging from quartets to concerti and film scores, as well as numerous creative collaborations with poet, dancers, multimedia and strings.

Established in 1985 at the Royal Northern College of Music, the multi-prizewinning ensemble (Royal OverSeas League, Tunnell Trust, Erasmus Concours Netherlands, Tokyo International Chamber Music Competition winners) quickly established a reputation for excellence and versatility, working across contemporary classical and jazz genres, regularly touring internationally and featuring in live broadcasts on Classic FM, BBC Radio and TV. The group has released seven CDs to date (Decca/Argo, Black Box, Quartz), as well as being featured on many other recordings showcasing the work of individual composers (Michael Nyman, Michael Torke, Django Bates, John Casken, Joby Talbot etc.).

The Apollo Saxophone Quartet's most recent recording is a retrospective look at some of their milestone commissions, continuing the rich legacy of high quality, original music that this unique, genre leading ensemble has brought into being.

ASQ continues to deliver high-octane performances, which flow effortlessly from explosive energy to sublime beauty and back, to audiences throughout the UK and beyond.


UPCOMING EVENT.

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Glossop Music Festival


Apollo Quartet will be performing music by:
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Barbara Thompson & Will Gregory. This concert also provides an opportunity to see ASQ's critically acclaimed silent movie set - Journey Across The Impossible.

Venue : Parish Church - Old Glossop
Time : 19:30

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Sax Ensemble Workshop

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During the afternoon of the concert, quartet members will run a saxophone ensemble workshop for sax players of all abilities. The session will run from 2pm until 5.30 at The Parish Church. Students from the RNCM Saxophone Department will be supporting the event. Following an afternoon of rehearsals, the players will be invited to perform some of the music before a full audience at the Apollo Quartet's evening’s concert, and have reserved places, free of charge for the remainder of the performance.
For bookings or other queries please contact Andy Zuntz at
a.zuntz@darkpeakmusic.co.uk.

For more information click
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Apollo Quartet’s most recent album

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Includes premiere recordings of Apollo commissions old and new, featuring Bob Mintzer on Tenor!


Works by Dinuk Wijeratne, Michael Ball, Keith Tippett, Eddie Parker, Kenny Wheeler and Bob Mintzer.