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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.
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Name: Justin Polyblank
Website: http://www.barkadaquartet.com
Presentation Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 4:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Corbett
Presentation Title: Barkada Quartet--Friends and Tributes Recital
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 16
Bio:

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 (JSoM), Barkada Quartet’s individual members share a friendship and musical camaraderie of incredible strength. Barkada Quartet has achieved international recognition, having performed over 50 engagements in Italy, Japan, and 12 states in the contiguous U.S. Their 2017 performance schedule continues to highlight works from their first major collaborative project, informally titled Root Movement, and in keeping with their dedication to cultivating new music, Barkada Quartet participated in the first major commission from a consortium of American saxophone quartets; premiering internationally renowned composer Marc Mellits’ Ex Machina in 2017. 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.” 

Ensemble Bio:

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 (JSoM), Barkada Quartet’s individual members share a friendship and musical camaraderie of incredible strength. Barkada Quartet has achieved international recognition, having performed over 50 engagements in Italy, Japan, and 12 states in the contiguous U.S. Their 2017 performance schedule continues to highlight works from their first major collaborative project, informally titled Root Movement, and in keeping with their dedication to cultivating new music, Barkada Quartet participated in the first major commission from a consortium of American saxophone quartets; premiering internationally renowned composer Marc Mellits’ Ex Machina in 2017. 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.” 

Other Performers / Participants


 
Name Instrument Bio
Justin Polyblank Baritone Saxophone undefined . . .
Christopher Elchico Soprano Saxophone undefined . . .
Perry Roth Tenor Saxophone undefined . . .
Shane Rathburn Alto Saxophone undefined . . .

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
An Daingean Christine Delphine Hedden 5
Songs for the Coming Day David Maslanka 8
Ex Machina Marc Mellits 3