Lauded for “nonstop virtuoso skills” (Times Herald-Record, New York), the Asylum Quartet plays everything from lush classical works, minimalism, and modernism to indie rock, world music, and klezmer, and electronic. The four classically-trained saxophonists (Joseph Abad - soprano saxophone, Anthony Speranza - alto saxophone, Max Schwimmer - tenor saxophone, Andrew Barnhart - baritone saxophone) met as graduate students at the The Hartt School, in West Hartford, CT, in 2011.
Asylum actively promotes new music, and has commissioned composers Erberk Eryilmaz and Ryan Jesperson. Additionally, the quartet launched its first Call for Scores Competition in 2014 as part of its efforts to build and promote a new, unique repertoire for the ensemble.
The Asylum Quartet is excited to be performing at H-DT&G for the first time. Asylum has a fun and exciting program planned including works for saxophone and electronics as well as other interesting arrangements and transcriptions.
Tickets for the event are $10 for donation at the door. For more information call (802) 254-9276 or visit www.asylumquartet.com.