Arcis with Orchestra

Arcis Saxophone Quartet


Philip Glass – Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra

Luke Bedford – Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra

Arcis is constantly pushing the traditional boundaries and concepts of the saxophone as a classical music instrument. They commissioned British composer Luke Bedford to write a concerto for saxophone quartet and orchestra which received its premiere in 2017 by the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin at the Philharmonie Berlin. The Philip Glass Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra has become a staple of saxophone quartets, and each of the four movements showcases the different timbres and tones of each saxophone.