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Next Quasar Concert

Quasar is now preparing for the upcoming concert season.

Come revisit us soon to view our upcoming activities.

In the Montreal Series

Quasar est en période de préparation pour la prochaine saison.

Revenez nous visiter bientôt pour voir nos activités à venir.

«Montréal’s Quasar Sax Quartet is a magnificent ensemble. What you get here is what you hear : technical mastery and love of the music. Itself uncompromising, no frills, no gimmicks »
See Magazine (Edmonton) , June 9, 2010
« …exquisite players who have drawn international acclaim for tackling the most complex parts with real enthusiasm. »
Edmonton Journal , February 5, 2010
«...ces musiciens sont des poètes autant que des virtuoses de leurs instruments. »
Claude Gingras, La Presse , February 21, 2009
«Parmi les bonnes surprises (du festival MNM) figure le concert "spatialisé" du quatuor de saxophones Quasar et du compositeur Jean-François Laporte. »
Nicolas Baron, Revue Diapason , May 1, 2005
«...un long moment de virtuosité époustouflante où Quasar fut renversant de justesse, comme de punch; tous les effets spectaculairement en place, allaient droit au but; les ostinatos comme les unissons sidéraient par leur perfection technique... »
François Tousignant, Le Devoir , November 26, 2005
«Quasar est un catalyseur, un allumeur d’incendies, il allume la mèche qui fera sauter la bombe. (...) Quasar était bien évidemment impeccable, et l’on entend un ensemble synchrone, même dans les compositions les plus chaotiques ! »
Normand Babin, Montréalistement , January 30, 2014
«« Facing Death", a wonderful piece deriving its material from one Charlie Parker´s well known solo, was nothing less than a miracle of playing together » »
Aare Tool, Siirp, Eesti Kultuurileth (Tallinn) , October 17, 2014
«« On connaît Quasar pour son ouverture aux grandes musiques d’aujourd’hui et la virtuosité incontestable de ses membres. »            »
Alain Brunet, La Presse , May 18, 2011
«(...) nous retenons la fantastique interprétation de Facing Death, composition de Louis Andriessen qui clôt l’album. Clin d’œil à Charlie Parker, ce morceau de 18 minutes est magnifiquement arrangé pour l’entrecoisement des 4 lignes de saxophone. Bebop et virtuosité. »
Maxime Bouchard, Camuz , February 2, 2016
««Featuring exclusively acoustic compositions, Du souffle revealsQuasar at the height of its art, carried by the enthusiasm and energy that has always characterized Montréal’s saxophone quartet.» »
Downtown Music Gallery , March 4, 2016

News

Quasar joins our many colleagues' and friends' voices to honor the memory of Gilles Tremblay, who passed away a few days ago. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family, to all his close friends and to all the Quebec music community who owes him a lot.

Quasar had the privilege of working with Mr. Tremblay in 2008 for "Levées" commissioned by Quasar. At that time, Mr. Tremblay, "retired from the conservatory", was a consecrated composer, enjoying a great recognition. He approached this new project with enthusiasm and tremendous freshness.

Following our call for proposals for  8 Canadian commissioned  works, we have received 115 applications from all Canada. 

Last application was registered  à 2 h 28 AM, just 2 minutes before the closure of the call at 3 AM!!!

We are very much thrilled and honoured to have received all those applications. We do warmly thank all the composers who have submitted projects.  

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 8 NEW CANADIAN WORKS

 APPLICATION DEADLINE : June 1rst, 2017/ Amount of the commission : 5 000 $

Details and online registration