ASQ has always strived to take the quartet in different directions. As a result, many very successful collaborative projects have come to fruition. Apollo Quartet has worked with string orchestras, dance companies, percussionists, electronics, poets and some of the leading chamber ensembles in the UK.
ASQ are pleased to announce their latest project, a newly formed saxophone octet.
The Collaboration with the Artvark Quartet from Holland, has seen a fusion of classical and jazz and an exploration of how these two genres can collide and merge. All eight members have composed new pieces of music for the group. These were workshopped over a series of concerts in the Netherlands in the summer of 2018.
An exclusive Uk premier of the project took place on February 1st 2019 at the Event Space at HOME, Manchester. The group then spent the following few days in the recording studio at The University of Salford, making its first album. The recording will be launched in the
Netherlands at the end of March when the group next perform together and the UK launch gig is planned for later in the year.