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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Thomas Giles

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: Thomas Giles
Website: http://www.thomasgilessax.com
Presentation Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 7:30 PM
Presentation Venue: Broadway Church
Presentation Title: Chamber Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Strings
Type of Presentation: Symphony Orchestra Concerto
Proposal Duration: 20

Championed by Chamber Music Magazine as “Saxophone Ambassadors”, Mana Quartet presents fresh interpretations of 21st-century repertoire and many virtually unheard of 20th-century masterworks. Using vintage instruments built to the specifications of the saxophone’s inventor, Adolphe Sax, Mana’s passionate presentations offer audiences a chance to view the saxophone in a new light – a striking aesthetic characterized by intrinsic warmth, dynamic range of character, and absolute versatility. Mana redefines the saxophone quartet and the saxophone’s place in classical music.

 In 2009, the group became the first saxophone quartet in history to receive the coveted Grand Prize at the Coleman International Chamber Ensemble Competition.

Mana Quartet is a D’Addario Performing Ensemble.  Members are Michael Hernandez, soprano, Michael Mortarotti, alto, Diane Hunger, tenor and Thomas Giles, baritone.

Ensemble Bio:       See above.  

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Chamber Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Strings Sally Beamish 21