The Italian Saxophone Quartet, with Federico Mondelci on soprano saxophone, Davide Bartelucci on alto saxophone, Pasquale Cesare on tenor saxophone and Michele Paolino on sax baritone, will be the protagonist of two concerts on Wednesday 12 December.

The first one at 6 pm at the Marconi Business Lounge of Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, for the closing of the Marconi Music Festival with the artistic direction of Emilia Romagna Festival.

At 9 pm the quartet will perform at Imola in the “Sala Grande” of the Diocesan Museum for the Christmas Concert “Notte di Note”, organized by the Diocesan Museum in collaboration with Emilia Romagna Festival.

Since its invention, the sax strikes the public because of the “variable beauty of its accent”, as wrote Hector Berlioz, French composer, in 1842. Berlioz exalted its versatility by talking about serious, calm, melancholic, but also passionate tones, dreamers, with a synthesis that perfectly defines the qualities of the instrument: blaring, content and nostalgic.

For this reason the concerts on 12 December will present an incredible variety of programs: from the classical Bach and Rossini to the recent pieces of Rota and Morricone, passing through a reinterpretation of Scott Joplin, one of the greatest representatives of the ragtime genre. The sax will be the protagonist of a colorful program with the intention of giving a second life to these famous pieces, making them seem born just for the saxophone, without any kind of nostalgia for the originals.