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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Michael Mortarotti

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Michael Mortarotti
Website: http://themanaquartet.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Katzin Concert Hall
Presentation Title: Discourse & Parkland
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 18
Bio: null
Ensemble Bio:
Called a “groundbreaking ensemble” by the Los Angeles Chronicle, the MANA Quartet
has repeatedly won high praise from today’s leading composers, noted as “vigorous and
accomplished...deserving every success” and “beautifully balanced...a new bright light
in the world of chamber music” by Pulitzer Prize winners Charles Wuorinen and Ellen
Taafe Zwilich. Championed as “Saxophone Ambassadors” by Chamber Music Magazine,
MANA embodies its namesake as a force advocating for the saxophone in classical

Since its inception in 2007, the ensemble has premiered dozens of new compositions
and given new life to many underrepresented original masterworks
Released in 2016, MANA’s debut
album, Vide Supra, featured four new quartets dedicated to the ensemble by Stephen
Dankner, Everette Minchew, Kevin Villalta, and Anthony J. Stillabower. The recording
made the Entry List for a GRAMMY Nomination.
The MANA Quartet is a D’Addario Performing Ensemble and performs exclusively on
Reserve Classic reeds.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Thomas Giles Baritone Saxophone       undefined . . .
Michael Hernandez Soprano Saxophone undefined . . .
Diane Hunger Tenor Saxophone       undefined . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Discourse - Gabriel Bolaños Gabriel Bolaños 14
Parkland Dan Becker 4