The Area 9 Saxophone Quartet is a Boston-based ensemble dedicated to exploring the rich, diverse and ever growing chamber music repertoire for saxophone. Recent performances have included works by Bach, Debussy, Glazunov and Vaughan Williams, as well as compositions by Sidney Bechet, Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury and Herbie Hancock. Area 9 is also proud to have commissioned and debuted new works by contemporary composers, including Jun Feng’s “Somehow, Tango”, performed at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA in 2015, and Michael Kosch’s “Castle in the Air”, which Area 9 premiered at the Metropolitan Playhouse in NYC in December of 2016. For more information about upcoming performances, Area 9 invites you to visit its Facebook page, “Area 9 Quartet”.
Saxophonist Seychelle Dunn-Corbin and Flutist Adrienne Baker came together in February 2016, both passionate about works for winds and accessibility to audiences and musicians alike. Through research, transcription and commission, they have exposed audiences in the Greater Boston Area to America's diverse legacy, whether it be cutting new contemporary music, championing the works by women or works by people of color.
Celebrating the rich tradition and legacy of African American Spirituals, they have commissioned Spirituals for Wind Duo from composer Anthony Green. This year they have championed through performance of Oliver Nelson, William Grant Still, and others. Future projects will include more commissions for their unorthodox, yet groovy, pairing as they continue to explore the full breadth of possibilities for their instruments. To learn more about NorthStar Duo, or to work with us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 2016, the Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra (MSO) brings together artists of “exceptional musicianship” (Boston Musical Intelligencer) to cultivate and disseminate a nuanced view of the saxophone family. It is the collective’s mission to educate audiences about the saxophone through new as well as neglected repertoire that demands a quality of playing inimitable by other instruments.
Supported by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Boston Opportunity Fund, in-kind contributions, and generous donors, Megalopolis is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Make your tax-deductible donation today by visiting www.themso.org
The Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) promotes gender equity in areas related to saxophone, supports the professional development of women+ and gender non-binary members in the North American Saxophone Alliance, and serves as a repository of resources and information about women+ and saxophone. The CSW serves the North American Saxophone Alliance in matters that are critical to all saxophonists.
For more information, please visit https://www.saxophonealliance.org/committee-status-women.