photo by  Yukari Sasada

photo by Yukari Sasada

The Edmonton Saxophone Quartet has been performing throughout North America for more than twenty-five years, striking a balance championing new works with creative interpretations of more traditional music. Their immediate musicality and warm stage presence have enticed and excited ears in expected (and some unexpected) places, and they have taken a prominent place in Edmonton's cultural fabric.  ESQ has commissioned and premiered a number of new works for saxophone quartet from Canadian and international composers and they enjoy frequent support from provincial and national government arts organizations. ESQ’s current membership features instructors of saxophone Alberta's top universities: Allison Balcetis [University of Alberta], Raymond Baril [MacEwan University], Chee Meng Low [University of Lethbridge] and Charles Stolte [The King’s University].