I particularly enjoyed on this concert’s music because of the reduced ensemble size. Because there are less people, it’s vital that each part is executed and audible. It’s challenging as a performer because if a mistake is made, it’s easily heard. As a previous fan of Torke’s music, Overnight Mail is my favorite piece. It’s most challenging stylistically. Although it seemingly sounds technically difficult, it lays fairly well on the saxophone. It’s been a journey as an ensemble to break out of our classical instincts and play with jazz articulation.
-Nicole Tallon, saxophone