The Ancia Saxophone Quartet


Kurt Clausen

(saxophone soprano - soprano saxophone)

Joan Hutton

(saxophone alto - alto saxophone)

Matthew Sintchak

(saxophone ténor - tenor saxophone)

Angela Wyatt

(saxophone baryton - baritone saxophone)

The Ancia Saxophone Quartet was founded in 1990 as an ensemble dedicated to the performance of traditional saxophone quartet repertoire and to the creation of new works for saxophone quartet.

Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the quartet has performed concerts and presented educational workshops in the United States, Canada and Europe. The Ancia Saxophone Quartet has appeared frequently on Minnesota Public Radio. Their debut compact disc, "Variations", available from the Public Radio Music Source, includes selections by Gershwin, Bach, and Duke Ellington along with music composed especially for the quartet. The Ancia Saxophone Quartet has premiered many compositions written expressly for the group, including commissions underwritten by the American Composers Forum/Jerome Foundation and THE Commission Project. The quartet has performed at recent regional and national conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance in Chicago, Winnipeg, and Florida. In 1993, 1995 and 1997 the quartet presented joint concerts with the Berlin Saxophone Quartet, including quartet and octet performances at "Klangfenster '95" in Berlin, Germany. The Ancia Saxophone Quartet is a Selmer Company artist group.

David Hagedorn is an Assistant Professor of Music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where he teaches percussion, jazz studies, and music theory.

He received a DMA in Percussion Performance from the Eastman School of Music, where his principal teacher was John Beck. He also holds a MM in Percussion Performance from the New England Conservatory where he studied with Vic Firth, of the Boston Symphony, and a BS in Music Education from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Marv Dahlgren and Paula Culp, of the Minnesota Orchestra. He has recorded with the George Russell Living Time Orchestra on Blue Note Recordings, jazz singer Debbie Duncan on Igmod Recordings, and also with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on Teldec Recordings. Hagedorn regularly performs with the jazz groups Pure Joy and Low Blows, and also in a jazz oriented percussion duo, SCHAG, with Dave Schmalenberger. He performs classical music in the Twin Cities with groups such as the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Contemporary Ensemble.

Hagedorn is a Yamaha performing artist.

Le Ancia Saxophone Quartet a choisi d'interpréter:
The Ancia Saxophone Quartet has chosen to perform:
Carleton Macy

Elusive Dreams *

[quatuor de saxophones et accordéon - saxophone quartet & accordion]

Kevin Holm-Hudson

Coil for Saxophone Quartet and Percussion *

avec la participation de:
with the participation of:

Dee Langley, accordéon/accordion

David Hagedorn, percussion

* Création / World Premiere

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