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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Justin Polyblank

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Justin Polyblank
Website: http://www.barkadaquartet.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 9:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Kent Hance Chapel
Presentation Title: Barkada Quartet Presents Root Movement: A collection of new works for saxophone quartet by composers Elliott Bark, David Dzubay, John Leszczysnki, Eric Lindsay, and Gabriel Lubell
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 16
Bio: Said  to  display  “virtuosity  of  the  utmost  distinctive  order”  (Splash  Magazine), Barkada  Quartet is  the  first saxophone  quartet  to  capture  the  Fischoff  National  Chamber  Music  Competition’s  coveted  Grand  Prize. Formed  in  2011  at  the  Indiana  University Bloomington  Jacobs  School  of  Music,  Barkada  Quartet’s  individual members share a friendship and musical camaraderie of such strength that their performances are said to be reminiscent  of  “watching  a  group  of  men  having  a chat  at  the  water  cooler.”  Barkada  Quartet’s  2014-15 season  featured  the  release  of  their  first  full-length  album, Aventura, as  well  as  the  launch  of  an  ambitious commissioning   project—Root   Movement. The   Quartet’s   past   performances   have   garnered   international recognition—taking them to Japan, Italy, and throughout the American Midwest & East Coast. Through virtuosic performances, thoughtful artist-composer  collaborations,  and  meaningful  educational  outreach,  Barkada Quartet hopes to remind audiences that chamber music is known historically as “the music of friends.”

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Lament David Dzubay 10
Coiling Tendrils John Leszczynski 6