Encore Saxophone Quartet: Description
The award-winning Encore Saxophone Quartet is among Los Angelesâ€™ premier performing ensembles. Touted during their South African tour, as â€œMasters of the saxophone, impressing their listeners not only by brilliant virtuosity but equally by some of the most delicate sounds imaginableâ€, the internationally renowned Quartet is led by Douglas Masek and was the only American chamber music group selected to perform at the prestigious 2019 Lansum International Music Festival.
The saxophone, invented in the 1840â€™s by Adolphe Sax, has proven to be one of the most versatile wind instruments to ever be created. It has crossed over into many genres of musical styles and historical creations of a mÃ©lange of sound. The mission of the Encore Saxophone Quartet is to provide the listening audience with an exciting and memorable voyage...to revisit times past, create new beginnings, and to join us on a trip of new-found adventures.
With a unique blending of innovative and diverse programming, along with informal narrative, the Encore Saxophone Quartet transports its listeners on a musical journey that exhibits the many colorful sound possibilities encompassing the sound spectrum of the saxophone in a quartet setting.
Encore Saxophone Quartet: Description of Outreach Options
Equally at home for local, streamed or hybrid events, the four members of the quartet are all experienced educators.
Specifically for workshops, the Encore
Saxophone Quartet will demonstrate each of
the saxophones; its history, sizes, and their
ranges, along with additional information:
1. Showing the reed and how it produces sound.
2. Importance of the mouthpiece for different styles
3. Describing the different metals saxophones can
be made from and how it effects the sound.
4. Discussing various specialty techniques and
sound effects from the modern-day saxophonist.
i.e.: growls, slap tongue, timbre changes, etc.
5. Demonstrating variations in sounds of the
saxophone to fit different musical styles. i.e.:
Classical versus Jazz.
6. Playing in a chamber music setting.
After performing, the students will
interact with the Encore Saxophone
Quartet and have a Question and
Encore Saxophone Quartet: Pandemic Performance Options
Encore Saxophone Quartet: Description of Provisional Touring Options
We have continued to tour during the pandemic using our agency's Safe Yet Together protocols. We are happy to do live, hybrid, or virtual bookings.
- We can travel up to 500.
- Regional block booking available.
- We offer hybrid/video events
- Touring will resume on 4/2021
Encore Saxophone Quartet: Tech Requirements
Four Music Stands
Encore Saxophone Quartet: Fee Ranges
Fee Range for public performances: $3,500-$10,000
Fee Range for residencies and workshops: $7,500-$15,000