Ensemble Obiora and Saxophonist Steven Banks

Maison symphonique August 13, 2022

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For this Classical Spree, the OSM invites the recently formed Ensemble Obiora, composed of musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds, for a fabulous concert on the theme of the Americas. The ensemble will perform Dvořák’s magnificent “American” Quartet, as well as the Fantasia for Saxophone by Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos, featuring celebrated American saxophonist Stephen Banks. This program will be preceded by George Walker’s Lyric for Strings.

George Walker, Lyric for Strings (7 min) 
Villa-Lobos, Fantasia for Saxophone (11 min) 
Dvořák, String Quartet no. 12 in F major, op. 96, “American” (version for string orchestra, 30 min) 


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