Guest Artist Recital: Mana Trio
Called a “groundbreaking ensemble” by the Los Angeles Chronicle, The MANA Chamber Players have repeatedly won high praise from today’s leading composers noted as an ensemble that is “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. Using vintage instruments built to the specifications of the saxophone’s inventor, Adolphe Sax, members Michael Hernandez, soprano saxophone; and Michael Mortarotti, alto saxophone, and Eric Barreto, tenor saxophone, offer a vivid reimagining of the saxophone’s nineteenth-century heritage – a refined aesthetic characterized by intrinsic warmth, dynamic range of character, and absolute versatility. Based in the Bay Area, the trio regularly collaborates with other Bay Area ensembles, chamber series, and artists. The MANA Trio is a derivative ensemble of the acclaimed MANA Quartet, and shares a common vision of the saxophone as a pervasive force in classical music.
Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 -- Doors open at 7pm
Cypress Recital Hall