CCM welcomes Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artists the Oasis Quartet for a "Saxophone Spectacular" on Feb. 13, 2014.

CCM welcomes Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artists the Oasis Quartet for a “Saxophone Spectacular” on Feb. 13, 2014.

CCM’s Wind Orchestra presents “Saxophone Spectacular,” a concert showcasing the beauty of wind instruments, at 8 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Feb. 13) in Corbett Auditorium under the direction of Glenn D. Price.

David Maslanka is an American composer best known for his highly acclaimed wind ensemble compositions. His compositional style is rhythmically intense and extremely complex, which audiences will enjoy in the Oasis Quartet’s world premiere of Maslanka’s Concerto for Saxophone Quartet.

The program will also feature Henry Kucharzyk’s Some Assembly Required and selections from Tielman Susato’s The Danserye.

About Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artists the Oasis Quartet
The Oasis Quartet emerged out of a shared goal of interpreting dynamic repertoire at the highest level. In the tradition of fine chamber ensembles, Oasis Quartet’s nuanced performances of string and wind arrangements are as fresh, authentic and arresting as their interpretations of original works for saxophone. Founded in 2006, the ensemble has received rave reviews of its live performances as well as for its innovative and creative clinic and concert programming.

The members of Oasis—Nathan Nabb, CCM Professor James Bunte, Dave Camwell and James Romain—are each highly regarded concert artists in their own right, appearing regionally, nationally and internationally as chamber musicians, clinicians, orchestral musicians, solo recitalists and adjudicators. They can be heard on the Teal Creek, Innova, Centaur, Amp Recordings and Mark Custom labels, and in performances with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra, as well as a number of regional orchestras.

As an ensemble, Oasis is dedicated to the exploration, preparation and presentation of important contemporary works for saxophone quartet, while retaining a strong foundation in standard and transcribed repertoire. The diverse and wide-ranging interests of its members—including jazz performance and history, contemporary techniques and notation, ethnomusicology, and regular contributions to scholarly and trade journals—contribute a broad array of influences that lend a unique depth and perspective to Oasis Quartet performances.

Performance Time
8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to “Saxophone Spectacular” are $12 for general admission, $6 for non-UC students, and free for UC students with ID. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit Additional parking is available off-campus at the new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artist

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