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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — Colette Hall

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Colette Hall
Website: https://www.resurgamquartet.com/
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:20 PM
Presentation Venue: Gammage 301
Presentation Title: Resurgam Quartet performs "I Could Hold This; I Could Not"
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 20
Bio: Colette Hall graduated with her Doctorate in Saxophone Performance from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School in Hartford, CT in May 2015.  She also earned a Master’s Degree in Performance from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, NY.  In the spring of 2011, Colette served as Adjunct Professor of Applied Saxophone at Duquesne University and previously served as the Hartt Saxophone Studio Teaching Assistant. In addition to performing, Colette is also the Artistic Operations Manager for the Hartford Symphony and teaches private saxophone lessons in the Greater Hartford region.  A native of the Hudson Valley area in New York, Colette currently resides in Hartford.
Ensemble Bio:

The Resurgam Quartet formed in 2015 at the Hartt School in Hartford, CT. Its current members are Harrison Kliewe (soprano saxophone), Colette Hall (alto saxophone), Sean Tanguay (tenor saxophone), and Michael Raposo (baritone saxophone).​Dedicated to expanding the saxophone quartet body of work, Resurgams's latest commission, "I Could Hold This; I Could Not", premiered in January 2020 in New York City.  Resurgam has presented concerts of new works at both the Queens New Music Festival and the Hartford New Music Festival, and will continue to collaborate with visionary composers to create exciting saxophone quartet repertoire.​The Quartet will appear as soloists with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in June 2020.  Education is an important part of Resurgam's mission. The Quartet has presented masterclasses, educational concerts and performances in New York City, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Indiana. The Resurgam Quartet is dedicated to engaging audiences in exciting saxophone quartet repertoire.

Other Performers / Participants


Harrison Kliewe

Soprano Saxophone


Harrison Kliewe is an avid multiple woodwind player, chamber musician, and teacher based in Hartford, Connecticut. He regularly performs throughout Connecticut in pit orchestras including the Goodspeed Opera House, Playhouse on Park, The Norma Terris Theater, and the Ivoryton Playhouse. Harrison graduated from the Hartt School in 2017 with a BMus in Saxophone Performance. He is an adjunct faculty member at Hartt where he teaches woodwind methods, as well as the woodwind instructor at the Rectory School in Pomfret, CT. While at Hartt, Harrison won the 2016 Paranov Concerto Competition as a soloist and the 2015 competition with the Resurgam Quartet. He has played with several ensembles including the New Haven Symphony, Waterbury Symphony, the Hartford Gay Men's Chorus, the Farmington Valley Symphony, and the College Light Opera Company of Falmouth, Massachusetts.  A native of Stamford, Connecticut, Harrison resides in the city of Hartford.

Sean Tanguay

Tenor Saxophone

Bio: Sean Tanguay is an emerging classical saxophonist, recording engineer, and educator in the New Haven and Hartford areas. He also works at Yale University as a recording engineer as well as being an Visiting Lecturer in Music at Trinity College.
As a performer, Sean has performed with groups such as the Hartt Wind Ensemble, the Foot in the Door ensemble, Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artists Orchestra, and the Nutmeg Symphony Wind Ensemble.
As a recording Engineer, Sean has worked with groups such as the Emerson String Quartet, the Miro Quartet, the Brentano Quartet, David Shifrin, Frank Morelli, and Dashon Burton. He is also the recording engineer for the Norfolk Chamber music festival. He has been the recording engineer at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute where he worked with some of the most talented high school musicians from around the world, as well as working with the Tanglewood recording engineers.

Michael Raposo

Baritone Saxophone

Bio: Michael Raposo is a multiple-woodwind instrumentalist and educator. He holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music, and a Master’s degree in Multiple Woodwind performance a from New York University. He is an adjunct faculty member at NYU where he teaches undergraduate lessons and chamber ensembles.  Raposo regularly performs in a variety of settings, including as a concert saxophonist, orchestral clarinetist, and several jazz, salsa, and theater pit orchestras across the north east. He is a sub for the Ed Palermo Big Band, and had the privilege of playing the low reed chair for Aretha Franklin’s Birthday celebration at the Mohegan Sun Arena.  Raposo has been featured as a concerto soloist with the Hartt Wind Ensemble (February 2016) and the Tri-County Symphonic Band (June 2016, March 2018). 

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
I Could Hold This; I Could Not Tanner Porter 11
Oblivion/Libertango Astor Piazzolla (arr. Sean Tanguay) 7