Annulé / Cancelled

Chicago Saxophone Quartet


Wayne Richards

(saxophone soprano - soprano sax)

Paul Bro

(saxophone alto - alto sax)

Jonathan Helton

(saxophone ténor - tenor sax)

James Kasprzyk

(saxophone baryton - baritone sax)

Formed in 1968, the Chicago Saxophone Quartet is a dynamic and virtuosic ensemble that has achieved a distinguished reputation for excellence in musical performance. Over the past twenty-nine years, members of the Quartet have played for enthusiastic audiences in Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia.

Throughout its history, the Chicago Saxophone Quartet has undertaken a diverse array of performance opportunities. In addition to the ensemble's many concerts and residencies at universities and arts centers, members of the Quartet have appeared with several orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Grant Park Orchestra of Chicago. Moreover, the Quartet has been featured on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, the nationally-syndicated radio station WFMT, and the Chicago TV station WTTW, and has recorded for both Coronet and Brewster Records. In 1991, the CSQ released its first compact disc, "The Chicago Saxophone Quartet", on the Centaur label, and it released the compact disc "Capriccio" with the Indiana State University Wind Ensemble in 1994 on the Truemedia label.

Wayne Richards, soprano saxophonist, was the Instructor of Saxophone at Roosevelt University from 1978 to 1991. He holds a bachelor of music degree and master of music degree from Northwestern University. As a recipient of a Richter International Scholar Grant, he earned the Premiere Prix in saxophone from the Conservatoire Nationale de Bordeaux. Mr. Richards was very busy as a studio musician and as a freelance commercial performer in the thriving theatre community. He was formerly the alto saxophonist of the Frederick Hemke Saxophone Quartet. Presently, Mr. Richards is a marketing representative for Centron DPL Company, which specializes in network communication processors.

Paul Bro, alto saxophonist, received a bachelor of music degree from Iowa State University and master and doctor of music degrees from Northwestern University. Formerly a lecturer of saxophone at DePaul University and Northwestern University, Dr. Bro is currently an associate professor of music at Indiana State University. Active as a soloist, Dr. Bro has performed in Western Canada and has been an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. He has appeared at New Music Chicago's "Music of the Minds" recital of works by prominent Chicago composers, as part of Columbia College's Contemporary American Music Program, on Minnesota Public Radio and the CBC as part of the Bro/Street Duo, and with the Lydian String Quartet.

Jonathan Helton, tenor saxophone, performs regularly throughout the United States and in Europe, appearing frequently with orchestras, in recital, and in many chamber concerts. He has made solo appearances with the Winston-Salem (NC) Symphony, the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band, and the New Philharmonia of Riverside in New York City. He earned a bachelor of music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and master of music and doctor of music degrees from Northwestern University. He completed additional studies in France with Daniel Deffayet and Jean-Marie Londeix. He is currently assistant professor of music at the Univesity of Florida.

James Kasprzyk, baritone saxophonist, is founder of the Chicago Saxophone Quartet and is internationally known as a baritone saxophonist. Mr. Kasprzyk holds both bachelor of music and master of music degrees from Northwestern University. While a student at Northwestern, he toured the Far East, performing music for saxophone quartet as part of a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Kasprzyk is an assistant professor of saxophone and theory at the Vandercook College of Music. Mr. Kasprzyk's transcriptions for saxophone quartet and solo saxophone have gained widespread popularity.

Le Chicago Saxophone Quartet a choisi d'interpréter:

The Chicago Saxophone Quartet has chosen to perform:

Arthur Lauer

Quartet for Saxophones (1996)

Tayloe Harding

Quartet for Saxophones (1990)

Interprètes Performers


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