The MANA Quartet

Ensemble


San Francisco, CA and New York, NY
Saxophone Quartet
@themanaquartet
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Called a “groundbreaking ensemble” by the Los Angeles Chronicle, the MANA Quartet has repeatedly won high praise from today’s leading composers, noted as “vigorous and accomplished…deserving every success” and “beautifully balanced…a new bright light in the world of chamber music” by Pulitzer Prize winners Charles Wuorinen and Ellen Taafe Zwilich. Championed as “Saxophone Ambassadors” by Chamber Music Magazine, MANA embodies its namesake as a force advocating for the saxophone in classical music.

Since its inception in 2007, the ensemble has premiered dozens of new compositions and given new life to many underrepresented original masterworks. Using vintage instruments built to the acoustical specifications of the saxophone’s inventor, Adolphe Sax, MANA’s impassioned performances offer a vivid reimagining of the saxophone’s nineteenth-century heritage – a refined aesthetic characterized by intrinsic warmth, dynamic range of character, and...more at: www.themanaquartet.com

Traditional Repertoire

MANA programs have a wide range of repertoire that thoughtfully explore the wide range of expressive sounds that the saxophone has to offer. Concerts frequently showcase collaborations with living composers side-by-side with some of the many masterworks for the saxophone in classical music.

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Performed groupmuses (1)

Peridot Green: The Hex

  • Friday, March 29, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Upper West Side, New York

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago