Friday, April 24, 2015

College of Music Students Perform at Carnegie Hall

The Florida State University College of Music is proud to announce the upcoming Carnegie Hall performance of graduate student saxophone quartet Singularity. Thomas Giles, Cole Belt, Scotty Phillips, & Bryan McNamara will travel to New York City for the group’s debut performance at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. Carefully selected through a stringent audition process, this student ensemble represents the College of Music's student body at its finest. (This performance is part of the University's "Noles in NYC: Sight, Sound, and Motion" program, an annual showcase of Florida State's rising talents in the fields of theatre, music, dance, and film.)


An Evening of Chamber Music with the FSU College of Music
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 8 PM | Weill Recital Hall

Tickets for the performance are $10, Students/FSU Alumni $8 and may be purchased
by contacting the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 212.247.7800 or

Josquin des Prez: Ave Maria & Mille Regretz de vous abandoner
David Ludwig: Josquin Microludes
Zdeněk Lukáš: Rondo
Gregory Wanamaker: Elegy
György Ligeti: Six Bagatelles
Martin Bresnick: Everything Must Go
Charles Wuorinen: Saxophone Quartet



The concert program is divided into 4 micro-sets, each examining a form of inspiration. Inspiration is difficult to summon on command, though the combination of tireless discipline and an instantaneous spark of genius often results in art that is relevant and memorable. Singularity's presentation explores how and where these sparks originate. Each micro-set features a living composer whose music fits effortlessly into this theme, including Charles Wuorinen, Martin Bresnick, David Ludwig, and Gregory Wanamaker, each of whom will be in attendance at the Carnegie Hall performance.

Singularity strives to present the highest quality of repertoire available to the genre, both original works and transcriptions, with precision, clarity, and heart. The quartet is particularly interested in furthering the sonic ideals of the instrument's creator by embracing a warmth and variety of tone color. The group consists of members Thomas Giles, Cole Belt, Scotty Phillips, & Bryan McNamara.

For individual member profiles, audio and images, please visit the Singularity website at