Furano Sax Quartet is composed of Alberto Napolitano (soprano sax), Matteo Quitadamo (alto sax), Antonio Russo (tenor sax) and Marco Destino (bariton sax). The four members of the quartet are all graduates with high honors from the Umberto Giordano Conservatory of Music of Foggia. They are winners of numerous national and international competitions as individual musicians, and have important collaborations with prominent figures from the Italian music scene, such as the orchestra conductors Marco Angius, Angelo Bolciaghi, Tito Ceccherini, and the world famous soloists Francesco Tamiati and Roberto Miele (first trumpet and first horn at the Teatro alla Scala of Milan).

The quartet work is based on the study of the most important authors of the Saxophone Quartet literature, especially the authors of the minimalist and contemporary genre, such us P. Glass, M. Nymann, H. Pusseur, F. Donatoni , Xenakis. However, there is also an important experimental and creative activity of a new style that gives uniqueness and originality to the project, utilizing the creativity of the components and the skills acquired by Alberto Napolitano (soprano saxophone) during his composition studies.

The Quartet concert activity is constantly open to artistic collaborations, participating in important musical exhibitions and cultural projects across the Italian territory. The quartet has been present at prestigious concert halls among which "Teatro delle Muse" in Ancona, "Palazzo Corsini” in Rome, “Teatro Pergolesi” in Jesi, “Pontifical Institute for Sacred Music” In Rome, the Pavilion of Italy at the Expo 2015 in Milan and St. Michael Archangel Basilica - UNESCO Heritage Site - in Monte Sant'Angelo.The members of the Furano saxophone quartet are also organizers of the "RUMORE BIANCO" comtemporary music festival in Foggia.

REPERTOIRE

J. Cage: Four5

A. Desenclos: Quatour

F. Donatoni: Rasch

P. Glass: Saxophone Quartet

M. Guerra: Chinètosi

G. F. Haendel: Royal Fireworks (trascr. di A. Napolitano)

J.T. Maldonado: MASIH

A. Napolitano: I suoni che abitano il mattino (per voce femminile e quartetto di sax)

A. Napolitano: Day Dreaming (elaborazione da RadioHead)

A. Napolitano: Toccata 2.0 (elaborazione da Monteverdi)

M. Nyman: Songs for Tony 

H. Pousseur: Vue Sur Les Jardins Interdits

G. Piernè: Introduction et variations sur une ronde populaire

S. Sciarrino: Pagine

S. Sciarrino: Canzoniere da Scarlatti

S. Sciarrino La terribile e spaventosa storia del principe di Venosa e della bella Maria (per voce femminile, quartetto di sax e percussioni)

I. Solano: My happy days in hell (composition dedicated and commissioned by Furano saxophone quartet)

I. Xenakis: XAS