World Premieres
2022.


Rob Buckland
Carl Raven
Andy Scott
Jim Fieldhouse


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We are delighted to announce our latest series of commissions from some of today’s most exciting and innovative composers.

In the coming season, the ASQ will premiere and record new works from Dani Howard (Royal Philharmonic Society Awards Winner 2021); Grace Evangeline-Mason (Royal Philharmonic Society Awards Winner 2018); Jenni Watson, one of the most distinctive and individual composers with a flair for saxophone composition; Simon Dobson (British Composer Award 2014); Claire Cope, pianist, composer, bandleader and educator (shortlisted for a Marvin Hamlish Award 2021, presented by Quincy Jones); Adam Caird, well-respected pianist and composer; and Bill Connor, one of the UK's most respected film and concert composers.

As the premieres for each of these pieces are still to be scheduled, we are able to offer you the opportunity to programme a premiere of one of the pieces alongside a selection of music from the group’s rich repertoire legacy. To make the experience truly bespoke, we also invite you – in collaboration with ASQ – to hand-pick the repertoire to suit your audience’s needs and preferences, benefitting from access to the 100+ composers we have commissioned over the last 3 decades. This unique and in-depth insight and engagement with the composers also offers an additional bonus to your audience members, with fascinating and informative videos and programme notes sent out before the concert. Please click here  to see a selection of our most significant commissions.

Silent Film Project.


Rob Buckland
Carl Raven
Andy Scott
Jim Fieldhouse


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JOURNEY ACROSS THE IMPOSSIBLE

In 1998 the ASQ was commissioned to write a substantial new series of works for black-and-white film. The group chose an hour-long selection of short films, many from the early experimental days of film in the early 1900s, and set them to original scores. This critically acclaimed set has thrilled audiences of all ages across the UK, and continues to receive rave reviews.

“A unique virtuosic banquet” Classical Music Magazine

“Mind boggling, strange and wonderful”

“Brilliant. Hilarious. A tour de force”


The programme offers a captivating and thought-provoking insight into how the film world has changed since its humble beginnings over a century ago. Juxtaposed with modern soundtracks, the themes of these wonderful films are just as relevant today as when they were first conceived. The music from many of these films, along with the group’s ground breaking original scores written with poet Lemn Sissay (The Four Seasons) is recorded on the ASQ CD Word & Pictures.

Education Workshops and Performances.


Rob Buckland
Carl Raven
Andy Scott
Jim Fieldhouse


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Many concert societies and festivals choose to programme one or more of our concerts alongside our inspiring education workshops, providing the ideal opportunity to build and strengthen connections with local Music Hubs or schools, whilst also encouraging a more diverse audience.

The workshops can be shaped to suit your requirements: from saxophone ensembles comprising children and adults of all ages and standards playing alongside the members of the quartet, to concerts performed in the heart of schools. The world-class playing and teaching expertise of ASQ will undoubtedly inspire a future generation of musicians, thereby providing a lasting legacy.

Family Concerts.


Rob Buckland
Carl Raven
Andy Scott
Jim Fieldhouse


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Our performances are perfectly suited to families, with the sound and vast repertoire possibilities providing a compelling draw for all ages. Drawing on our wealth of experience in education and performing for children, we deliver vibrant and exciting performances designed to entertain and engage, with programmes that include a mixture of films and popular saxophone repertoire working especially well.
Suitable for the whole family to enjoy together, first-class entertainment is guaranteed. 

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