William Bolcom's Concerto Grosso With The North Shore Concert Band
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

William Bolcom's Concerto Grosso With The North Shore Concert Band

~Nois will be a featured soloist on the North Shore Concert Band's 2018/2019 Series Opening Concert. The quartet will perform Concerto Grosso for saxophone quartet and wind band by Pulitzer Prize winner, William Bolcom. Conducted by Dr. Mallory Thompson, the North Shore Concert Band is a 100-member symphonic band that performs throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Now in its 62nd season, NCB has become internationally known and respected for its musical excellence, leadership in community music, and service to music education.  For more information and tickets, please visit the NCB website.

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Spaces Inside Spaces: University of Chicago Residency Concert
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

Spaces Inside Spaces: University of Chicago Residency Concert

The culmination of ~Nois' residency with the University of Chicago's composition students, Spaces Inside Spaces will feature world premieres by Jack Hughes, Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, Ted Moore, and Rodrigo Bussad. The concert will be held at the beautiful Hairpin Arts Center. For more information, click here!

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Eighth Blackbird Gala
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Eighth Blackbird Gala

~Nois will perform at the 2018 Eighth Blackbird Gala at the Ivy Room in Chicago. As fellows for the upcoming Blackbird Creative Lab, ~Nois will represent the wonderful work Eighth Blackbird is doing through the Lab. For more information about Eighth Blackbird, click here!

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~Nois at James Madison University
Apr
5
5:30 PM17:30

~Nois at James Madison University

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~Nois will present the music of Chicago-based composers at James Madison University. The quartet will play recently commissioned works by Mathew Arrellin, Niki Harlafti, Craig Davis Pinson, and Phil Taylor as well as music by David Reminick and Marcos Balter. The concert is free and open to the public. Click here for the performance's Facebook event!

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Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

~Nois at First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City

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Come and join ~Nois for an exciting concert of music for saxophone quartet at First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City in Woodbridge, VA. The program features the quartet playing recently composed works in a variety of styles displaying the flexibility of the saxophone. For those who have never heard a saxophone quartet, this is the concert for you! This event is free and open to the public. Music by Martin Bresnick, David Ludwig, Robert Schumann (arranged by William Bolcom), and Phil Taylor. Click here for the link to the Facebook Event!

 

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~Nois at Albert Einstein High School
Apr
4
10:25 AM10:25

~Nois at Albert Einstein High School

~Nois will perform for the students of Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, Maryland. The quartet will present the music of living composers to show that composition is not just a thing of the past. The members of ~Nois will also present on the career of being a chamber musician in the 21st century. 

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~Nois at the University of Georgia
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

~Nois at the University of Georgia

~Nois will perform a recital of new works for saxophone quartet at 7 pm in the Dancz Center for New Music at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The concert will feature works recently written for the quartet by Mathew Arrellin, Niki Harlafti, Joe Krycia, Craig Davis Pinson, and Phil Taylor, as well as the music of David Reminick. This performance is free and open to the public. Click here for the performance's Facebook event!

In addition to performing, ~Nois will also give presentations to the UGA saxophone and composition studios where the ensemble will dive into detail about the works composed for the quartet and how they use the saxophone.

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~Nois at Cedar Shoals High School
Mar
28
1:00 PM13:00

~Nois at Cedar Shoals High School

~Nois will perform for the students of Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, GA. The quartet will present the music of living composers to show that composition is not just a thing of the past. The members of ~Nois will also present on the career of being a chamber musician in the 21st century. 

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~Nois at the University of South Carolina
Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

~Nois at the University of South Carolina

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~Nois will present the music of Chicago-based composers as well as the late Pauline Oliveros at the University of South Carolina. The quartet will play recently commissioned works by Mathew Arrellin, Niki Harlafti, Craig Davis Pinson, and Phil Taylor as well as music by Pauline Oliveros and David Reminick. The concert is free and open to the public. Click here for more information and here for the performance's Facebook event!

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~Nois at East Tennessee State University
Mar
23
5:00 PM17:00

~Nois at East Tennessee State University

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~Nois will present the music of Chicago-based composers and the late Pauline Oliveros at East Tennessee State University. The quartet will play recently commissioned works by Mathew Arrellin, Niki Harlafti, Craig Davis Pinson, and Phil Taylor as well as music by Pauline Oliveros and David Reminick. The concert is free and open to the public. Click here for the performance's Facebook event!

~Nois will also give a master class to the ETSU saxophone studio that afternoon. All are welcome to attend.

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~Nois at Tennessee Technological University
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

~Nois at Tennessee Technological University

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~Nois will present the music of Chicago-based composers, as well as the late Pauline Oliveros, at Tennessee Technological University. The quartet will play recently commissioned works by Mathew Arrellin, Niki Harlafti, Craig Davis Pinson, and Phil Taylor as well as music by Pauline Oliveros and David Reminick. ~Nois will also give a master class to students of the Tennessee Tech saxophone studio prior to the concert. The concert and master class are free and open to the public. Click here for the performance's Facebook event!

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~Nois at the University of Tennessee
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

~Nois at the University of Tennessee

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~Nois will present the music of Chicago-based composers, as well as the late Pauline Oliveros, at the University of Tennessee. The quartet will play recently commissioned works by Mathew Arrellin, Niki Harlafti, Craig Davis Pinson, and Phil Taylor as well as music by Pauline Oliveros and David Reminick. The performance will take place in Performance Hall #32 in the Alumni Memorial Building on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. The concert is free and open to the public. Click here for more information and here for the performance's Facebook event!

~Nois will also give a master class to the University of Tennessee saxophone studio that afternoon.

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~Nois at Rock Bridge Community Church
Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

~Nois at Rock Bridge Community Church

~Nois will present an exciting concert at Rock Bridge Community Church in Ringgold, GA on Saturday, March 17th at 7:30pm. During the concert, ~Nois will traverse the many different musical styles of 21st century music. Music by Martin Bresncik, David Ludwig, David Reminick, Robert Schumann (arr. William Bolcom) and Phil Taylor. This event is free and open to the public. Say you're attending via our Facebook event!

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~Nois at Baldwin Wallace University
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

~Nois at Baldwin Wallace University

~Nois will present the music of Chicago-based composers as well as the late Pauline Oliveros at Baldwin Wallace University. The quartet will play recently commissioned works by Mathew Arrellin, Niki Harlafti, Craig Davis Pinson, and Phil Taylor as well as music by David Reminick. The concert will also feature Pauline Olivers' text-score Thirteen Changes where ~Nois will realize thirteen lines of text through improvisation. The concert is free and open to the public. Say you're attending on our Facebook Event!

~Nois will also give a master class to the Baldwin Wallace University saxophone studio the following day, March 14, at 2pm.

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Impromptu Festival: ~Nois
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Impromptu Festival: ~Nois

~Nois opens the Impromptu Fest, a festival organized by New Music Chicago and curated by Amy Wurtz, at 7:30pm on February 15th at the Chopin Theatre. ~Nois will present an exciting and diverse program of works for saxophone quartet including the second performance of Phil Taylor's Foursquare: Three Antique Games. Also featured on the program will be a performance of the late Pauline Oliveros' evocative Thirteen Changes, a text score realized by the quartet through improvisation. The quartet will also perform the music of Martin Bresnick, David Ludwig, Fuminori Tanada, and Chicago's own David Reminick. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students with a valid student ID. Tickets can be purchased here!

 

 

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~Nois Performs Chen Yi's "Ba Yin"
Jan
21
12:00 PM12:00

~Nois Performs Chen Yi's "Ba Yin"

~Nois will perform Chen Yi's Ba Yin, a concerto for saxophone quartet and wind ensemble, with an ensemble conducted by Chris Kaatz. Kaatz is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting at Northwestern University. He holds degrees from Univeristy of Missouri -- Kansas City and Michigan State University.

As a Distinguished Professor at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, a prolific composer, and recipient of the Ives Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Dr. Chen Yi blends Chinese and Western traditions, transcending cultural and musical boundaries. Her music has reached a wide range of audiences and inspired peoples of different cultural backgrounds throughout the world. 

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Frequency Series Presents: ~Nois and Mary Prescott
Nov
26
8:30 PM20:30

Frequency Series Presents: ~Nois and Mary Prescott

Constellation's weekly Frequency Series features ~Nois on November 26, 2017. ~Nois presents a program of music made in Chicago including two world premieres. Also featured on the concert is pianist, Mary Prescott. The concert begins at 8:30 pm and tickets are $10. Get your tickets here!

PROGRAM
Vaisseau Fantôme (World Premiere) by Niki Harlafti
World Premiere by Craig Davis Pinson
Apertures (2017) by Mathew Arrellin (written for ~Nois)
Consort (2012) by David Reminick
Intercepting a Shivery Light (2012) by Marcos Balter

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Extravaganza!
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Extravaganza!

~Nois joins Accompanietta, Lake Shore Brass, and Nora Reed Quintet for a collaborative concert showcasing local musicians. ~Nois will give the world premiere of Go to the Forest by Alec Sloane and perform Mathew Arrellin's Apertures for the second time. ~Nois will also join Accompanietta for Leonard Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs

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