The American University Saxophone Quartet is visiting Pittsburgh from Washington DC. They will be joined by University of Pittsburgh faculty and student performers Roger Zahab (violin/viola), Jonghee Kang (piano), and Eric Wiegandt (percussion) for a program that will feature works by George Tsontakis, Michael Torke, Paul Hindemith, Elliott Carter, Aaron Brooks, and Roger Zahab.
The American University Saxophone Quartet is a premier ensemble at American University in Washington DC. Regularly featured at university events, the quartet is committed to the study and performance of contemporary music for classical saxophone. This past semester the group commissioned and premiered a piece by Pittsburgh composer, Aaron Brooks. The work will be performed again at the University of Pittsburgh in May as part of a university exchange. In 2010 the group also premiered THAWST II by Katerina Stamatelos at the International Saxophone Symposium at George Mason University. Coached by Dr. Noah Getz, the quartet consists of Helen West, a recent graduate in music performance and economics; Vincent Guerrero, a junior studying music performance and education; Peter Jones, a senior studying accounting; and Charley Fogel, a recent graduate in psychology.