Kenari Saxophone Quartet

Sunday, January 29, 2023 | Preservation Hall, 304 Lane Street, Yreka

Concert at 3 PM, Doors open at 2:30 PM

Applauded for their “flat-out amazing” performances and “stunning virtuosity” (Cleveland
Classical), the highly acclaimed Kenari Quartet delivers inspiring performances that
transform the perception of the saxophone. The quartet aims to highlight the
instrument’s remarkable versatility by presenting meticulously crafted repertoire from all
periods of classical and contemporary music.
The Kenari Quartet has found a home performing on many of the premiere chamber
music series in the United States. Recent engagements include appearances at
Chamber Music Northwest, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and Chamber Music Tulsa,
among others. For many chamber music institutions, the Kenari Quartet has been proud
to serve as the first ensemble of its kind to be presented.
Formed in 2012 at Indiana University, the quartet’s name is derived from the Malay
word “kenari”, which may be translated as “songbird.” Expanding on the age-old idea
that birds communicate through song, the Kenari Quartet seeks to exemplify this
concept through concert hall performances. By not only connecting with their audiences
via song, but also through physical movement, Kenari amplifies the standard concert
experience with their striking visual communication and powerful stage presence.

Sponsored by: Jim & Linda Scarff

2023 Concert Series

January 29 – Kenari Saxophone Quartet
This group will play from Bach to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Winner of many top prizes, they tour throughout the U.S. performing at many distinguished festivals and venues.

April 28 – Side Note
This young and energetic a cappella group, based out of the Bay Area, return to gift us with their joyful talent. Their repertoire includes everything from classical 60’s hits to a “mash up” of the latest chart toppers.

September 9 – Zmed Brothers presents The Everly Brothers Experience Celebrated the legendary history of the Every Brothers as brothers Zachary and Dylan Zmed honor the band’s legacy with a concert that pays tribute to the iconic sounds, performing hit tunes including: Wake Up Little Susie, Bye Bye Love, All I Have to Do Is Dream and Cathy’s Clown.

October 7 – Take3
Where Rock meets Bach! Born out of the practice rooms of the top conservatories, Take3 lives at the intersection where pop, rock and classical fusion collide – violin, cello and piano.

November – Kinga with pianist accompanist
Polish-born Kinga Augustyn is a virtuoso violinist based in New York City. She has established an international career having performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras, recitalist, and recording artist. This is essentially a classical concert with a few familiar movie compositions.

Season Sponsors:

Dr. Graham Family Foundation, Martha Tickle in Memory of Ron Tickle, Mechanics Bank, Pacific Power Foundation

Ticket Outlets: 

Yreka: Liberty Arts, Nature’s Kitchen, Soul Connections – Mt Shasta