April 29, 2014 | Concert

  • Austrian Cultural Forum 3524 International Court, NW Washington, DC, 20008 USA

Sax in the City

The Austrian saxophonist Martina Stückler and the Latvian pianist Mara Zanderstone form the ‘Colart duo’ who will play the Austrian Cultural Forum on April 29, 2014. A range of classic can be expected at this concert influenced by baroque music and classical melodies as well as the beauty of romantic pieces, impressionism and music with jazzy flavor – all rounded up by their very interest to play influenced by new music.

The program of this evening

Suite for recorder in a minor
G. P. Telemann, arr. by J. Larocque
- Ouverture

Saxophone Concert, L.E. Larsson
I. Allegro molto moderato

Latvian Folksong Put vejini, arr. J. Vitols

Fuzzy Bird Sonata, T.Yoshimatsu
I. Run Bird
II.Sing Bird

Partita a minor for Flute solo, J. S. Bach
I. Allemande

Sonata for Saxophone and Piano, D. Maslanka
I. Moderato

Concertino da Camera, J. Ibert
I. Allegro con moto

Waltz op 34, No 2, F. Chopin, arr. by D. Schorr

Histoire du Tango, A. Piazzolla
III. Nightclub 1960

About the artists

The duo formed in 2012 and has performed numerous concerts in several countries. The mixture of genres provided by these two artists allows them an ever expanding repertoire as well as it guarantees an enjoyable listening experience for their public. The program of the ‘Colart duo’ provides influences of baroque music and classical melodies as well as the beauty of romantic pieces, impressionism and music with jazzy flavor – all rounded up by their very interest to play influenced by new music. Musical support they got from Johan van der Linden, Hans van der Werf and Peter Gaasterland.

Saxophonist Martina Stückler was born in Austria and studied saxophone at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Currently she is a student in the saxophone class of Johan von der Linden in the Netherlands. In her young career Martina received numerous awards from international competitions and participated in master classes from notable saxophonists, Eugene Rousseau, Otis Murphy, Vincent David, Arno Bornkamp, Claude Delangle, Daniel Gauthier, Christian Wirth, Lars Mlekusch, Jan Schulte-Bunert, and Claus Olesen.

Pianist Mara Zanderstone was born in Latvia and studied piano at Pāvuls Jurjāns Music High School. Māra started studying wind conducting at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music studying with Jānis Puriņš. Currently she is also a HaFaBra conducting student in the Netherlands and is studying with Fried Dobbelstein. Māra has had an opportunity to play in a number of festivals, concerts and events within orchestras, as a solo performer and in duets.

This event is accompanied by a whiskey tasting before and after the concert!

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 7:30 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum | 3524 International Court NW | Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets: FREE | Please register for this event online at http://colartduo.eventbrite.com