Some 292 compositions have been written for a variety of chamber ensembles, including more unusual groups such as O Duo (percussion duet), Electric Voice Theatre, Lunar Saxophone Quartet
and PianoCircus (six pianos).
The quartet in question is the Lunar Saxophone Quartet
. The music starts at 5.30pm sharp, and runs till 7pm.
Stapleton was commissioned to write an original sequence of music in 2007 by the Lunar Saxophone Quartet
, resulting in a strong collection that strengthens his existing stance, but also glides off into a beyond-jazz zone.
The first gig at The Gate arts centre, from 8pm on Friday, October 19, features Cardiff-area bands Sleepgoodfeelgood, Lunar Saxophone Quartet
, Johnny and The Bandits and Skafunkle.
There will also be performances by both current and former musicians on the scheme, including royal harpist Hannah Stone and the Lunar Saxophone Quartet
. The quartet will be performing On Song by Welsh composer John Metcalf, which was commissioned by LMN Wales in 2010.
Also performing on stage will be Ginge &Celloboi, made up of Matthew Downer from St Clears, Carmarthen, and Sin Russell Jones from Cardiff; the Lunar Saxophone Quartet
comprising Hannah Riches, Lauren Hammer, Joel Garthwaite and Lewis Evans; violinist Matthew Jones and pianist Warren Mailey.
PWLLHELI: Neuadd Dwyfor (01758 704088), Lunar Saxophone Quartet
One musician who is returning to home turf is Aberdare-born Joel Garthwaite who will be performing as part of the Lunar Saxophone Quartet
alongside Hannah Riches, Lauren Hamer and Lewis Evans.
CARDIFF: St David's Hall (029 2087 8444), Saxophone Prom - Lunar Saxophone Quartet
Saxophone Prom Lunar Saxophone Quartet
, Tuesday July 21, 1pm The Welsh Proms debut from the Lunar Saxophone Quartet
with a light-hearted programme of classics by Ravel, Bizet, Mozart and Gershwin Paul Robeson Prom Paul Robeson Re-explored, Tuesday July 21, 7.30pm Sir Willard White makes a return to the Welsh Proms to pay tribute to this great figure with an evening of the songs that Robeson made immortal.
Catching Sunlight, was premiered by the Lunar Saxophone Quartet
Saxophone Prom - July 21 The Lunar Saxophone Quartet
make their Welsh Proms debut with a light-hearted programme of classics.