Aero Quartet

Salvador Flores, soprano saxophone

Walt Puyear, alto saxophone

Matthew Koester, tenor saxophone

Brian Kachur, baritone saxophone


September 22, 2021

Dame Myra Hess Concerts

Dave Schwan, host


Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962) – Summer’s Eve (1996) (5’) 

Corey Dundee (b. 1991) – Shifting Gears (2010;rev. 2012) (6’) 

Arturo Marquez (b. 1950) – Danzón No. 5 (1997) (5’) 

Robert Schumann (1810-1856); arr. Bolcom – A Schumann Bouquet (2016) (13’) 

  1. Lieber Mai 
  2. Knecht Ruprecht 
  3. Sheherazade 
  4. Laendler 
  5. Sehr Langsam 
  6. Lied italienischer Marinari 

Hiromi Uehara (1979); arr. Dundee – Cape Cod Chips (2009) (6’)

Praised by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Grammy award winning composer Augusta Read Thomas  for their “nuanced, colorful, artfully sculpted” performances, the Aero Quartet is committed to  promoting new and traditional repertoire for saxophone quartet. Most recently, the ensemble has  collaborated with world-renowned American composer Jennifer Higdon on a new work for  saxophone quartet to be recorded and released in Fall of 2021. Aero received a Gold Medal in  the 2021 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and has been awarded first prizes in the  2021 Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition, the 2021 New Orleans  Chamber Music Competition, and the 2021 Briggs Chamber Music Competition. Members of  Aero are based in Ann Arbor, MI and perform regularly throughout the Midwest region.

Read program notes here

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are presented in partnership with 98.7 WFMT.
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible through the generosity of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council.
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are presented in association with the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

Don’t miss Clare Longendyke 

next week on the

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts!

Wednesday September 29, 12:15pm

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