Dialectica Saxophone Quartet / Hogtown Brass Quintet

TD Emerging Artist
Mon Jun 26 7:00pm
Ticket Price: 
Free Admission

Shannon Graham - Tenor Sax
Chelsea McBride - Baritone Sax
Jennifer Tran - Alto Sax
Samantha Etchegary - Soprano Sax

A different sax quartet…

With equal parts jazz-trained and classically-trained saxophonists, Dialectica attempts to find an aesthetic truth through the discourse of these two musical points of view, akin to the Dialectic method of philosophy found in Plato’s Socratic Dialogues. Tackling philosophical inquiries even Socrates himself couldn’t foresee:

Can a current Canadian identity be found where the lineages of European art music and North American art music meet?

Can the saxophone occupy a space in the collective unconscious that lies beyond that of Careless Whisper and Baker Street?

Can the world handle more than one female saxophonist in one place?

The Hogtown Brass is a Toronto-based chamber ensemble dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the traditional brass ensemble. Already making waves with their unique arrangements and affinity for non-traditional performance spaces, The Hogtown Brass' top priority is to bring brass chamber music to new audiences and to reinvigorate the classic brass ensemble.

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