Musica Viva: Signum Saxophone Quartet & Kristian Winther

Tuesday 8 November 2022, 7.30pm
284 days from now
Musical logic and voice leading dictate who looks at whom and who steps forward when – seemingly without the [Signum] artists having to think about it. They’re like a single large organism. – Hamburger Abendblatt
Winther shines in this piece, displaying a highly expressive tonal range. – The Guardian

Musica Viva Australia is thrilled to present the internationally acclaimed Signum Saxophone Quartet, making their Australian debut!

Joining violinist Kristian Winther, they will perform a ripper program including a brand-new arrangement of Kurt Weill’s daredevil violin concerto, alongside works spanning from Bach to Gershwin in a true showcase of the versatility of the saxophone

Musica Viva Australia is thrilled to present the internationally acclaimed Signum Saxophone Quartet in their debut national tour!

Having achieved cult status on instruments still rarely found in the concert hall, the group have become renowned for championing composers living and lost, while filling the world’s best venues.

In this ripper program, the Signums will be joined by Australian violinist Kristian Winther to premiere Jessica Wells’ new arrangement of Kurt Weill’s Violin Concerto: a daredevil work for the soloist, and showing off the myriad colours of the saxophones.

With a meeting of top creative talents in a program spanning Bach to Gershwin, these concerts are like the best kind of fireworks – surprising, absorbing, and extraordinary.  


BLAŽ KEMPERLE Soprano saxophone


ALAN LUŽAR Tenor saxophone

GUERINO BELLAROSA Baritone saxophone



BACH Italian Concerto, BWV 971 (1735, transcr. Tochio)

WEILL Violin Concerto, Op. 12 (1924, arr. Wells)*

GERSHWIN Three Preludes (1926, arr. Signum Saxophone Quartet)

BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (1960, arr. Dedenon)

CAMILO Caribe (1988, arr. Leitinger)

* Arrangement commissioned for Musica Viva Australia under the auspices of the Hildegard Project.

Event Duration:

71 minutes plus interval
Single tickets on sale: Tuesday 11 January 2022, 10am AEDT


  • Tuesday 08 November 2022 7:30 PM

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