Author: Michelle [Shelly] Hillman
Date: September 13, 2018
Categories: Music

Houghton College is pleased to welcome Project Fusion Sax Quartet to the Wesley Chapel stage on Saturday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2018-2019 Artist Series lineup.  

Formed in 2010 by Eastman School of Music graduates Matt Amedio, Dannel Espinoza, Matthew Evans, and Michael Sawzin, Project Fusion has been praised for staging engaging and communicative concerts, achieved in part through the ensemble’s ability and emphasis on performing programs exclusively from memory.

The ensemble is comprised of dedicated teachers who take part in outreach and arts advocacy programs around the country, presenting at convocations, clinics, and workshops at K-12 schools as well as residencies and master classes as colleges and universities throughout the Midwest and East Coast.

Project Fusion, which appears courtesy of Astral Artists, has captured top prizes in some of the world’s most prestigious chamber music competitions, including a gold medal at the 40th Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, first prize at the 2013 Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition, and the Coleman Saunderson Prize at the 66th Annual Coleman Chamber Music Competition. The ensemble is the first saxophone quartet to earn grand prize, as well as the Hugo Vianello Audience Choice Award, at the 6th Plowman International Chamber Music Competition.

Advance sale tickets are $7 for youth, free for children ages 12 and younger, $16 for adults and can be purchased at http://www.houghton.edu/music/artist-series/. Houghton College students can receive a free ticket with proof of ID at the Welcome Center desk.


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