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Ferio Saxophone Quartet

Hosted by the LSE Arts Lunchtime Concert Series

Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building

Winners of The Philharmonia/Martin Musical Ensemble Award winners of the Royal Over-Seas League’s Ensemble Competition in 2015, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet are one of the leading British saxophone quartets among the new generation of artists, consistently receiving a highly enthusiastic reception from audiences and critics alike.

The Ferio Saxophone Quartet has performed at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Conway Hall, Cambridge Summer Festival and the Three Choirs Festival, and has given concert tours in Scotland and the Channel Islands. They have also played at the Bermuda, Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton, Newbury, Machynlleth, North Norfolk and Petworth Festivals. In November 2017 the quartet travelled to New Zealand giving concerts organised by the Royal Over-Seas League where they also joined the panel of adjudicators for the Pettman/ROSL Arts Scholarship auditions. The ensemble was a St John’s Smith Square Young Artist 2016-2017; during the course of the year this scheme involved Ferio in a number of projects focusing on marketing, commissioning and outreach work in addition to a series of concerts.

In 2017, the Quartet signed with Chandos Records and released their debut commercial CD, ‘Flux’, a programme of original works for saxophone quartet which traces the saxophone’s history from the time of its invention to the present day. Their second album, ‘Revive’, is a set of Baroque transcriptions, including works by Bach, Handel, Purcell, Corelli and Byrd, which was launched in November 2018 at ‘Rhinegold Live’, hosted by Classical Music Magazine. The Quartet joined forces with pianist Timothy End for their third Chandos album, ‘Evoke’, released in October 2021, and including world premiere recordings of three brand new arrangements by Iain Farrington for saxophone quartet and piano — his own Animal Parade, Bizet’s Carmen Suite and Shostakovich’s Jazz Suite. Their fourth album for Chandos, in collaboration with vocal ensemble the Corvus Consort, features Baroque and Renaissance works in new transcriptions and arrangements for voices and saxophones, as well as works by living composers, and is due for release in 2022.

Bach Allegro from Italian Concerto, BWV 971 (arr. K. Tochio)

Bach Air from Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068 (arr. Iain Farrington)

Handel Water Music Suite No.2, HWV 349 (selection, arr. Iain Farrington)

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G Major, BWV 1048

Hugo Reinhart Saxophone Quartet in F minor (selection)

Guillermo Lago Sarajevo, from Ciudades

Will Gregory Hoe Down

The next lunchtime concert is on Thursday 3 March and will be performed by the Bukolika Piano Trio.

Join the LSE Choir and Orchestra on 29 March for LSE's Spring Concert in the beautiful surroundings of St Clement Danes Church.

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Please note that for Lent Term 2022 our Lunchtime Concert Series is open only to current LSE students and staff to attend and concerts will be ticketed. For information on how to request a ticket, please click on the red 'How can I attend?' box.

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