SOUNDSCAPES OF THE WORLD - Mestizo Sax Quartet
Monday 3 February 8pm
Technopolis 20 Paphos
Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)
S Regev: Layla (World Premiere) Dedicated To Mestizo Quartet
J Rivier: Grave et Presto
J Girotto: Passione in Fuga
M Zarvos arr. J Mora: Memory
G Lago: Selections from Ciudades
R. Peck: Drastic Measures
B. Pigovat arr. for Mestizo Quartet: Jewish Wedding
Mestizo is originally a word from Spanish, which translates to a person of mixed cultural ancestry - perfectly describing this quartet’s global diversity from Israel, Costa Rica, and the United States. Consequently, the Mestizo Sax Quartet is most passionate about integrating music from each of their ethnic musical traditions, as well as playing pieces by composers from their home countries. ‘Soundscapes of the World’ takes the listener on a journey through classical music to ethnic/folk inspired pieces written by composers from all over the world including the styles of klezmer, tango, jazz and more!
The Mestizo Sax Quartet consists of Caroline Leigh Halleck - USA (Soprano Sax), Vered Kreiman - Israel (Alto Sax), Jaime Mora - Costa Rica (Tenor Sax) and Ayala Rollia - Israel (Baritone Sax). Based in Florence, Italy, the Mestizo Saxophone Quartet was formed in 2017 while studying with renowned Italian saxophonist, Marco Albonetti and now holds an active and diverse performing schedule throughout Italy. Most recently, Mestizo took first prize in Italy’s prestigious competition, il Premio Nazionale delle Arti in Messina, Sicilia and will return to Sicily for a concert tour in May 2020. Mestizo has performed concerts in the 62nd ed. Of Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, 2019 Spinacorona Festival in Napoli, LeAltreNote Valtellina Festival in Northern Italy, SetteNoveCento Festival in Rovereto, the International SaxArts Festival in Emilia-Romagna as well as the cities of Rome, Bologna, Cremona, San Marino, Messina, Trento, and Imola. As soloists, Mestizo played the European premiere of David Maslanka's Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble under the baton of Maestro Lorenzo Passerini. Mestizo also holds the special prize for best saxophone quartet and second prize in the chamber music division of the 43rd ed. Concorso di Esecuzione Musicale ‘Francesco Cilea’, first prize in the 11th Concorso Nazionale di esecuzione musicale “Citta di Piove di Sacco”, and was a finalist in the 16th Concorso Internazionale “Luigi Zanuccoli”. As a chamber group, Mestizo has performed in masterclasses and projects with renowned saxophonists Marco Albonetti, Arno Bornkamp, Phillipe Geiss, Russell Peterson, Derek Brown, and pianist Alberto Miodini.
Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.