May 19, 2018, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Saturday
Program Fee: $25
Program Fee Member: $21.25
“Obsessions Octet channels emotions into something more romantic. It’s not romance in a sugary, predictable style, but with a robust sound that supports a flood of musical communication… [and] a lush sound that appeals to jazz and classical fans.” - Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal
The award-winning Obsessions Octet blends classical, latin and jazz elements to create a distinctive sound all their own, even while they perform well-known works by the likes of Astor Piazzolla, Chucho Valdes, Cole Porter, in addition to Kent Sangster’s original compositions. Consisting of two quartets, a classical string quartet and a jazz quartet, the Edmonton-based Octet delves into a wealth of rich and improvisational material.