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Guest and Faculty Concert: Zagreb Saxophone Quartet and Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: 11/07/2013

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Ted Mann Concert Hall

Cost: Free


Mozart's Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452, transcribed for piano and saxophone quartet by Saša Nestorović

Shostakovich's Quintet for Piano and String Quartet, Op. 57, transcribed for piano and saxophone quartet by Dragan Sremec

About the Artists
Lydia Artymiw, Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano at the U of M School of Music, is the recipient of both an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Prize. Philadelphia-born Artymiw has emerged as one of the most compelling talents among pianists of her generation. She has performed with over 100 orchestras worldwide, with many of the leading conductors of our time. American orchestral appearances include the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony, and with such orchestras as Cincinnati, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Minnesota, St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. More at lydiaartymiw.com.

Zagreb Saxophone Quartet’s members include Dragan Sremec, Goran Merčep, Saša Nestorović, and Matjaž Drevenšek. They continue to reach a growing audience, having played with critical acclaim to enthusiastic audiences throughout the world. Graduates of the Zagreb Academy of Music under the tutelage of Josip Nochta, the Quartet has been performing with its current members since 1989. In addition to their numerous concert appearances, they have also presented premiere performances at the World Saxophone Congress in Montreal (2000), Minneapolis (2013), and Ljubljana (2006). They appear regularly with orchestras and bands, having played under the baton of such distinguished conductors as Hans Graf, David Aitkin, Kazuski Onon, Alun Francis, and Scott Stewart. The Quartet's repertory includes works written originally for saxophone quartet, as well as transcriptions and arrangements of music from Purcell and Bach to Piazzola, Gershwin, and Glass. They have also championed many works by Slovenian and Croatian composers.

"...the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet presented a dazzling concert... these gentlemen are true artists and magnificent teachers" –Scott Stewart, Conductor of the Emory Wind Ensemble and Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony

Read their complete biography on their website.




  • Name: Lisa Marshall
  • E-mail: mus-ppr@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Music, Ted Mann Concert Hall


Convenient parking is available at the University's 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue parking ramps; you must pay a fee to park in these ramps. More information, including construction updates, is available on the University Parking and Transportation Services website.

Parking is available at the 21st Avenue and 19th Avenue parking ramps on the West Bank at the University of Minnesota. Cost is $6.00 per car, pay as you enter, cash or check only. There are also four parking spaces on the turn circle drive in front of Ted Mann Hall available to Ted Mann patrons needing accessible parking. These spaces are available one hour before event start time and up to ½ hour after Ted Mann event end time. These spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ted Mann Concert Hall's convenient circular driveway allows patrons easy pick-up and drop-off access to the building.

Reservation Information: This event is free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Lisa Marshall, School of Music, 612/626-1094 or mus-ppr@umn.edu.

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