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A Very "Saxy" Evening

  • McCallum Arts Center 5600 Sunshine Dr Austin, TX, 78756 (map)

The Synaesthesia Saxophone Quartet is an exciting new chamber music ensemble containing four of the finest saxophone performers in Central Texas. The quartet may be described as a “Super-Group” formed as a synthesis of artists who enjoy world-class reputations performing both as soloists and chamber musicians around the globe.

The power and beauty of the saxophone is equally captivating and entertaining in the hands of these four gentlemen. Todd Oxford (soprano), Billy McPhail (alto), Sunil Gadgil (tenor), and Michael Hertel (baritone) are performing artists with incredible prowess and musical sensitivity. Concert appearances have taken them to Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, and throughout the United States. Recent engagements include Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and CAMI Hall in New York, the Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, plus international tours of Germany, Thailand, and the People’s Republic of China. 

Repertoire written for saxophone quartet featured with wind symphony is on the rise globally with increasing numbers of composers contributing works to the medium. The Synaesthesia Saxophone Quartet performs two pieces on the program in collaboration with Maestro Richard Floyd and the Austin Symphonic Band. We hope you enjoy the virtuosity and artistry of this exciting group of performers.


  • March Hongroise - Hector Berlioz, arr Yo Gotoh

  • Rest - Frank Ticheli

  • Dialogues - James Curnow

    • Synaesthesia Saxophone Quartet, Guest Artists

  • Spangled Heavens - Donald Grantham

  • Dancing Day - Jim Colonna

  • Cappriccio for Saxophone Quartet and Band - Warren Barker

    • Synaesthesia Saxophone Quartet, Guest Artists

  • Danzón No. 2 - Arturo Márquez, tr Oliver Nickel

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