Music in the Library: Boston Saxophone Quartet - Puccini, Mancini & the Duke

Thursday, December 157:00—8:00 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Join us for another concert from our Music in the Library series. Tonight we will host the Boston Saxophone Quartet. The Boston Saxophone Quartet is a unique blend of musicians combining a tremendous range of repertoire and individual experience in wind performance. Members of the BSQ have performed with the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra and leading Broadway theaters throughout New England.

Most of Tom Ferrante's performing career has been in the orchestras of the Colonial, Wang and Schubert Theaters of Boston. Other credits include membership in the Herb Pomeroy Jazz Orchestra, The Viola Premier Saxophone  Quartet, and the Greg Hopkins Big Band.  A former Director of Bands for Waltham (MA) High School,  Tom has been featured jazz clarinet soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra for the past twenty seasons.

Jim Repa is a saxophonist, flutist, composer, and teacher living in the Boston area.  He is an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music where he studied jazz composition.  He has recorded with several jazz and world music groups, and produced a CD of his original compositions and arrangements with his own “Destinations” ensemble. As a leader and sideman, he has performed in numerous venues around New England and the Midwest, as well as Paris, France; Cape Town, South Africa; and Ojai, California. Jim has been a jazz clinician and presenter at several jazz conferences and workshops, including workshops in New Orleans, Louisiana; Ojai, California; and Cape Town, South Africa. A prolific composer and arranger, Jim’s works have been performed by numerous professional and student ensembles. Most recently, one of his compositions was performed by the Jazz Flute Big Band at the 2021 virtual National Flute Association conference.

Sharing a dual performing career as an instrumentalist and conductor, Peter Cokkinias has conducted the Boston Ballet, Boston Pops, Springfield Symphony (MA) , and the Atlantic Sinfonietta (NY). He has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, Boston Lyric Opera, and the Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Hartford, and Springfield Symphony Orchestras. Dr Cokkinias was Music Director/Conductor of the Metrowest Symphony for 40 seasons, Professor at Berklee College of Music, and a musical theater woodwind doubler at the Colonial, Opera House, and Wang Theaters in Boston, the Providence Performing Arts Center (RI) and the North Shore Music Theater in Beverly (MA).

Robert Chadwick is a retired music educator, having taught the majority of his career as instrumental music instructor in the Auburn, MA public schools. He holds a Master of Music degree in Bassoon Performance from UMass Lowell. In addition to teaching, Bob has played principal Bassoon for the Thayer Symphony Orchestra since 1980 and been busy playing bassoon and doubling woodwinds for countless musical pit orchestras, free lance orchestras, and jazz ensembles. He has performed with a wide variety of notable artists, including Andrea Boccelli, Aretha Franklin, a broadway tour of "A Chorus Line”, and Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. He currently adjudicates district and all state festivals and has served as an adjudicator/clinician for Great East Festivals. In addition to his musical activities, Bob is an avid sailor and operates a woodwind repair shop out of his home.

Attendance is on a first come basis.

This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.

No Registration Required