The Amigo Saxophone Quartet is bringing “homonyn” to SaxOpen! The Amigos, who commissioned the work in 2013, had previously performed “homonym” in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore. I’m excited that they’re bringing the work to a new continent! Thank you for being champions of my music. More information here.
Singaporean saxophonist Leslie Wong performed “motes” at the Wuhan Conservatory Saxophone Festival in Wuhan, China. The work was performed in recital with Hong Kong saxophonist Wong Tak Chiu at the Bianzhong Music Hall, Wuhan Conservatory of Music. Both Leslie and Tak Chiu are members of the Amigo Saxophone Quartet.
The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble’s concert was reviewed by the SF Classical Voice!
“In Emily Koh’s implodex!!, the musicians surrounded the audience members on all sides of the performance space. Unorthodox spatial designs often come off as gimmicky, but Koh’s setup was effective: By necessity, the players conducted each other, mirroring the system of the sculpture, in which each piece is equally important to the whole. Oboist Thomas Nugent, in particular, played with beautiful tone on his virtuoso flourishes and multiphonics.”