Boston Saxophone Quartet
The Boston Saxophone Quartet is a unique blend of musicians combining a tremendous range of repertoire and individual experience in wind performance. Members of the BSQ have performed with the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra and leading Broadway theaters throughout New England.
Program to include:
Three Madrigals John Dowland (1563-1626)
Tomas Luis di Victoria (1548-1611)
Guillaume Costley (1530-1606)
Aragonaise Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Toccata in F Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
Spanish Rhapsody John LaPorta (1920-2004)
Czech Suite, op 39 Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Porgy and Bess (1934) George Gershwin (1898-1937)
"Medley" arr. Matt Marvuglio
Pink Panther Henry Mancini (1924 - 1994)
Pan-Am Rag Tom Turpin (1873-1922)
Satin Doll Duke Ellington (1899- 1974)
Take the A Train
In the Mood Glen Miller (1904 – 1944)
Most of Tom Ferrante's performing career has been in the orchestras of the Colonial, Wang, and Schubert Theatres of Boston. Other credits include membership in the Herb Pomeroy Jazz Orchestra, the Viola Premier Saxophone Quartet, and the Greg Hopkins Big Band. A former director of bands for Waltham High School, Tom has been a featured jazz clarinet soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra for the past twenty seasons.
Bob Bowlby is an active woodwind doubler and a theater pit musician at Boston's Colonial, Wang, Shubert, and Opera House, as well as at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly. He has been lead alto with Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw Orchestra and plays with the Boston Pops. Currently, he is a member of John Allmark Jazz Orchestra.
Sharing a dual performing career as an instrumentalist and conductor, Peter Cokkinias has conducted the Boston Ballet, Boston Pops, Springfield Symphony, and the New York Atlantic Sinfonietta. He has performed with the Boston Lyric Opera and Boston Ballet, in addition to Symphony Orchestras based in Cincinnati, Hartford, Pittsburgh, and Boston. Presently, Cokkinias is serving in his thirtieth season as music director/conductor of the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra and is a professor at Berklee College of Music. He is also a woodwind doubler at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, the Wang Theatre in Boston, and Providence Performing Arts Center.
As an accomplished woodwind doubler on oboe, English horn, flute, saxophone, and clarinet, Rod Ferland can often be heard and seen in the orchestra pit of Boston's Wang, Shubert and Colonial Theatres performing for Broadway productions. Ferland has also performed with the Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Pops, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and North Shore Music Theatre. He was formerly a faculty member at Berklee College of Music.
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