Around the latter half of the nineteenth century, a curious single-reed instrument marched onto the Western music scene. The saxophone was promoted as the most efficient musical instrument ever invented: it was as agile as the clarinet, as versatile as the violin and as powerful as the trumpet. Though the saxophone has yet to be inducted into the prestigious ranks of the symphony orchestra – its notable guest appearances in contemporary classics, like Ravel’s Bolero, notwithstanding – connoisseurs revel in the latent potential this industrial-age instrument brings to the soundscape of modernity. The Vagues Saxophone Quartet is a premier ensemble that dedicates most of its sold-out performances to presenting the newest music for saxophone. Come welcome the Vagues Quartet to our show and experience, yourself, the soundscape of tomorrow.