Arcis Saxophone Quartet Brings Rare Form of Chamber Music to Jorgensen Center

The charismatic and innovative Arcis Saxophone Quartet will visit UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday evening, March 31, to perform their program American Dreams, which takes the audience on a journey through a broad musical exhibition of the American way of life. The program features music from Reich, Dvořák, Bernstein, Barber, and Gershwin.

Arcis Saxophone Quartet was founded in 2009 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. The award-winning ensemble won first prizes at the 2013 International Music Competition Concorso Argento (Italy), the 2013 First Classical Music International Internet-Festival “Chance Music” (Russia), and the 2013 Musikwettbewerb des Kulturkreises Gasteig e.V. (Munich), where they also received the Audience Prize. The quartet has been a member of the European Chamber Music Academy since 2014. They are supported by scholarships from Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now and the PE-Förderungen for Students of Music.

“No audience should ever miss out on this young ensemble with such joy in their playing… A wild explosion of rhythm and colors… Their gripping musicality is what makes them outstanding and unique.” –tz München

The concert, part of Jorgensen’s Lenard Chamber Music Series, begins at 7:30 pm. The Lenard Chamber Music Series is made possible through the generosity of Jean and John Lenard. Additional support has also been provided by the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation. Thanks to the Lenard Endowment, UConn students, non-UConn students, and area youth are invited to attend all chamber music events for free.

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Voted Best College or University Performing Arts Center in the Hartford Courant’s CTNow, Jorgensen presents 30 to 40 diverse performances each season, from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles ranging from classical music to world music and dance, classical ballet and contemporary dance, comedy, family programming

and contemporary entertainment.

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus in Storrs. Tickets for the Arcis Saxophone Quartet are now available online: $32 - $36, with some discounts available.  

For tickets and information, go to, or call the Box Office at 860.486.4226, Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm, and 90 minutes prior to events. Convenient $5 event parking is available in the North Garage. Free parking is also available in Lots F and N. For a detailed parking map and more information, go to