1 / SAX & GOSPEL

L.VIERNE, J.S.BACH, Ch.M. WIDOR...

TIME : 1h30

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Ellipsos Quartet proposes here a meeting between the saxophone, which is reminiscent of the stamp

 

of the organ, and of the vocal quartet so illustrating the archetypal Art of Fugue, through the directory of

 

sacred music, music gospel or works for organ who characterize so well The Musics of Churches. 

 

 

Recognized for their innovative, quality arrangements to see unique, Ellipsos has fun with happiness of

 

making be next to musics of yesterday and today.

 

Excellence and accessibility are key words for this decorating with flowers quartet where the musical magic

 

of the meeting with the public takes generally all its sense.

 

 

G. Ménahèze, journalist

 


2 / GO-BACK PARIS/NEW-YORK

S.REICH, M.RAVEL, G.GERSHWIN,

J.FRANCAIX, S.BARBER

TIME : 1h30

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" Rare and precious qualities " that is what characterized the saxophone, according to Hector Berlioz.

Steve Reich's hypnotic rhythms in the colors of Ravel (The Grave of Couperin

And infernal sound Toccata!), including Jean Françaix's sparkling melodies and an intimist interpretation of the work Porgy and Bess de Georges Gershwin, of which famous "Summertime",

As well as of most not less celebrate Samuel Barber's " adagio ", 

The Quartet Ellipsos makes us discover the saxophone tinged with Blues.

Thanks to its round trip free Paris New York it boards us from a bank to the other one,

through a program tinged with blues, dreamlike and energetic.

 


Since there journeys in New York City in 2007 and 2009, Quatuor Ellipsos wished to pay tribute in the very strong historic alliance between France and USA. This concert in image is completely unpublished because it makes the spectator travel at the same time in music

and also visually thanks to a video projection.

 

3 / PEER GYNT

E.GRIEG, S.PROKOVIEFF, A.GLAZOUNOV, V.MONTI, B.BARTOK

TIME : 1h20

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Name of the second album of Quatuor Ellipsos ( 2009 ), he invites the spectator to rediscover

famous composers, as Grieg, difficult at first sight for some

as Prokovieff or Bela Bartok and others forgotten as Glazounov or Vittorio MONTI

( Resumed nevertheless in one of lady GAGA's most famous songs!),

In a rich musical universe, printed by colors from the east of Europe.

An European recital, in the positive and moving energies for all the public!

 


4/ LE QUATUOR & SES DANSES

I.ALBENIZ, G. LYNCH, E.GRIEG, Th.ESCAICH,  A. PIAZZOLLA

TIME : 1h30

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From Isaac Albeniz to Thierry Escaich, of the saraband in the tango, the public travels during more than one hour during this recital in the well-paced and dance themes.

We shall find in particular several of these musics

in the very first album of the Quatuor Ellipsos, "Medina"(2007).

 


5/ MUSIQUE CLASSIQUE : LES COMPOSITEURS DU XXème

M.RAVEL, A.DESENCLOS, C.DEBUSSY, J.FRANCAIX, 

G.PIERNE, T.ESCAICH

TIME : 1h30

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 Stemming of prestigious French School of the Saxophone was created by Marcel Mule,

the Quatuor Ellipsos owed pay a glowing tribute to this big visionary !

This program which travel the 20th century emphasizes all these composers who wrote for the saxophone so contributing to the enrichessement of its directory.

This recital invites the spectacteur to discover most right-hand pages of the French musical directory.

 


6/ ÇA FAIT QUOI DU CLASSIQUE AU SAXOPHONE ?

J. HAYDN, W. A. MOZART,

L. V. BEETHOVEN, A. DVORAK

TIME : 1h30

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Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven formed the first School of Vienna,

which we qualify as " classic period " today.

But the Saxophone, invented some 150 years later (!), was not able to, therefore,

to cross the path of these three wonderful composers....

While would have been able to give this fictitious meeting between the Saxophone

and these geniuses of the classical music?

An extraordinary journey which imagined here the Quatuor Ellipsos....

 


CREATIONS

Since the creation of the quartet (in 2004), several composers wrote works for Ellipsos:

 

Ellipsos Blue of Dimitri TCHESNOKOV (creation to the Embassy of Ukraine in Paris on 15/05/2007)

 

Pada Anak, Pada Bapak for Quartet of saxophones and Gamelan Javanais OF Dominique BILLAUD

(creation in the Cité de la Musique, Paris in 30/06/2007)

 

Medina of Philippe GEISS (on 2006, creation on record(disk))

 

Defibrillator Junky of Jason Turbin (creation at the world Congress of the saxophone - Strasbourg 2015)

 

Broadway Suite of Jean MATITIA (creation in Radio-France on 30/06/2016)

 

CONTACTS

Samuel Tassin l Administrateur du Quatuor Ellipsos (France)

 

Adresse postale pour correspondre avec le Quatuor Ellipsos :

Quatuor Ellipsos 

5, rue de l'Ouche Colin

44230 ST SEBASTIEN SUR LOIRE, FRANCE

 

Par mail : ellipsos@hotmail.fr  

 

Par Téléphone : +33 (6) 26 49 51 29 

 

En Allemagne :

Charter Konzerte Management

Inhaber : Thomas Werner

D-04177 Leipzig -  Merseburger Str. 37

DEUTSCHLAND

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