Premiere Saxophone Quartet

Premiere Saxophone Quartet

"Music from America"
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:00 PM
McAfee Performing Arts Center
20300 Herriman Avenue, Saratoga, CA

Dr. Edward C. Harris, conductor
Premiere Saxophone Quartet

SJWS presents an All-American extravaganza as we honor a host of home-grown composers. Highlights include Charles Ives’ Variations on America and George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Our special guest is the Premiere Saxophone Quartet, performing William Bolcom’s effervescent Concerto Grosso.

On the program:

  • Fanfare for Freedom Morton Gould
  • October Eric Whitacre
  • Concerto Grosso William Bolcom
    Premiere Saxophone Quartet
    1. Lively
    2. Song Without Words
    3. Valse
    4. Badinerie
  • Variations on “America” Charles Ives
  • Selections from “Porgy and Bess” George Gershwin, arr. Russell Bennett
  • Americans We Henry Fillmore

Please note: you may order one free child ticket (age 12 and under) for each paid adult or senior ticket.

Audition to Join SJWS

San Jose Wind Symphony is holding open auditions for interested woodwind, brass and percussion players in early 2015. We are especially looking for accomplished horn players, as well as percussionists who are proficient on a variety of percussion instruments. Auditions are scheduled by appointment only. Click here for more information.

WASBE 2015

The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles will hold its 2015 Conference next July 12-18 right in our own backyard, San Jose, CA. We're honored to be invited to perform in the beautiful California Theater on July 17, 2015. Stay tuned for to this website for details!


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"Music from America"
Sunday, Feb 8 at 3:00 PM
Featuring: Premiere Sax Quartet
McAfee Center, Saratoga

"Music for Trumpet"
Sunday, Mar 15 at 3:00 PM
McAfee Center, Saratoga

"Music from Around the World"
Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 PM
McAfee Center, Saratoga

"Fantastic Fourth"
Saturday, July 4 at 1:15 PM
Location TBA, Los Gatos


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