Endless fascinating prairie landscapes; the exciting pulse of the city that never sleeps; the swinging life of the Southern states; stories full of dreams, hopes and love: in American Dreams the Quartet presents a broad musical range of the American way of life.

American Dreams is offered in two formats: the Arcis Saxophone Quartet alone, or with a guest violinist. They’ve teamed up with violinist Vineta Sareika from the Artemis Quartet or Martin Funda from the Armida Quartet to take their audience on a unique musical journey through America.

Works on the “American Dreams” program include:

Quartet Version

Steve Reich, New York Counterpoint

Antonín Dvořák, String Quartet No. 12, American

Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story Suite

Samuel Barber, Adagio

George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess Suite (Arr. Sylvain Dedenon)

Version with Violin

Steve Reich, New York Counterpoint

Antonín Dvořák, String Quartet No. 12, American

George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess Suite (Arr. Sylvain Dedenon)

Marc Marder, I Came With Shoes for violin and saxophone quartet

Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story Suite for saxophone quartet and violin