Take a trip through the musical history of the saxophone!


Attending the From Bach to Zappa concert is like stepping into a spaceship of eclecticism for a great adventure! Between the worlds of the great baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach and that of Frank Zappa, with one ironic and iconic turn after the next, the distance is - to say the least - cosmic. But we cross it briskly! Throughout this hyperspace, you will encounter Alexandre Glazounov, who offers us his unique romantic masterpiece, Concerto for saxophones no. 109, as well as Will Gregory, whose piece will make the baritone sax “dance a jig”. Montreal composers Gilles Tremblay and Michel Frigon are also a part of the adventure, and share with us their fascinating musical galaxies. Fasten your seat belts!


L'art de la fugue (excerpts), Jean-Sébastien Bach
Quatuor opus 109, Alexander Glazounov
Hoe Down, William Gregory
Rouge, Jean Derome
Geyser Ghetto, Michel Frigon
Black Page #1, Frank Zappa
Zomby Woof, Frank Zappa


Presented initially as part of the "Le Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée" series the island of Montreal, the Bach à Zappa concert has also been presented across Quebec (Forestville, Rimouski, Québec, Shawinigan, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Richmond, Victoriaville, etc.), in the Yukon, California, Bulgaria, Estonia, Russia as well as Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.

This concert is perfectly suited for school events of all levels, and has been performed at fifteen schools around the world. It can be accompanied by a cultural mediator and educational support, offered by the quartet.

Quasar is registered with the Répertoire des ressources culture-éducation of Quebec's Ministry of Culture and Communications.

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