Amstel Saxophone Quartet Performs Thursday

October 20, 2010

Winners of the Concert Artists Guild Award along with chamber music awards in France and the Netherlands, the Amstel Saxophone Quartet performs Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Tickets cost $18 for the public and $15 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased online at or call (307) 766-6666. Tickets are also available at the Wyoming Union information desk and Fine Arts box office.

Amstel has been described as "nothing short of astounding" (Fanfare Magazine), and, speaking of names, they're not named after the beer, but rather after Amstel Peijl, a Dutch water mark.

"We are pleased to introduce you to ‘the 21st century's string-quartet,' which will play music you have never heard before, and have never heard this way before," says UW Cultural Programs Director Cedric Reverand. "Except they play saxophones, an instrument Adophe Sax invented in 1841, an instrument known primarily for its use in jazz, blues, and band music. But it's also capable of playing classical music."

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