( Fri., Feb. 8, 2013 )
Huggins Performance Center, Greensboro College, 815 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
The Red Clay Saxophone Quartet was formed in 2003 when the fates conspired to bring four internationally recognized saxophonists - Susan Fancher, Robert Faub, Steven Stusek and Mark Engebretson - together in Greensboro, North Carolina. The RCSQ takes its name from the area's luscious red soil. The Quartet presents a varied repertoire from classical to new music to tango, featuring music by composers such as Ben Johnston, György Ligeti, Francis Poulenc, Alejandro Rutty, Ben Boone, Steve Reich, Mark Engebretson, Martin Bresnick, Burton Beerman and Gavin Bryars.
Susan Fancheris a much sought after performer of new music, and has inspired and premiered dozens of new works for saxophone. She appears on over 20 CDs available on the Philips, New World Records, Lotus Records Salzburg, Extraplatte and Innova labels. Fancher teaches saxophone at Duke University. Robert Faubis an accomplished classical soloist, chamber musician and jazz artist. Prior to the formation of RCSQ, Robert toured and recorded with the New Century Saxophone Quartet and appears on New Century's recordings Standards and A New Century Christmas. Robert is currently the saxophone instructor at High Point University. Artist-professor of music at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Steven Stusek has built an international reputation with regular concerts and master classes throughout France, Holland, Germany, Canada, China, and the US. In addition to RCSQ, he regularly performs with pianist Inara Zandmane, the Eastwind Ensemble (a reed quintet consisting of saxophone, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet and bassoon) and as an orchestral soloist. Mark Engebretson is Associate Professor of Composition and Electronic Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is the recipient of the 2011 North Carolina Artist Fellowship in Composition, and has received major commissions from Harvard University’s Fromm Music Foundation and the Thomas S. Kenan Center for the Arts.
Sponsored by Greensboro College
Flex ticket packages available: 7 ticket flex $100, seniors $80; 4 ticket flex $55; flex passes can be used in any combination on any concert.
adults $18; seniors $15; students $5 - each ticket allows 2 children under the age of 16 in for free - see NOTE for flex pass options