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Another release! Today we proudly present our live album Stories of the Soul together with Anass Habib, recorded at Bimhuis, Amsterdam in December last year. Full of classics from the Arabic world, by Fairuz, Oum Kathoum and many others. Listen on Spotify, Deezer or Apple Music. Link in bio! We hope you enjoy! #amstelquartet #anasshabib #saxophones #quartet #saxophonequartet #arabic #music #fairuz #lebanon #kolthoum #cairo #egypt #sayiddarwish #rahbanibrothers #stories #poetry

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π˜Όπ™£π™–π™¨π™¨ π™ƒπ™–π™—π™žπ™— & π˜Όπ™’π™¨π™©π™šπ™‘ π™Œπ™ͺπ™–π™§π™©π™šπ™© - π™Žπ™©π™€π™§π™žπ™šπ™¨ 𝙀𝙛 π™©π™π™š π™Žπ™€π™ͺ𝙑 We are very proud to announce that in three weeks from now, on April 9, our new album 𝘚𝘡𝘰𝘳π˜ͺ𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘡𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘰𝘢𝘭 will be released. All songs were recorded live at Bimhuis in December 2020, together with singer Anass Habib. With Habib, we adapted the music by Fairuz, Kalthoum, Sayid Darwish and many others - acclaimed and renowned musicians in the Arabic world that are hardly known in Europe. We hope to change that. Keep an eye on our streaming platforms. Link in bio! #anasshabib #singer #amstelquartet #saxophones #saxophonequartet #arabic #music #fairuz #oumkalthoum #sayiddarwish #crossover

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Tomorrow night we will livestream our concert Ode to Orpheus from the beautiful church De Duif in Amsterdam. We will celebrate 400 years of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck - the Orpheus of Amsterdam - with some of his most famous (organ) works. It might just be one of the last livestreams we do and it is completely free, so make sure to tune in tomorrow night at 20.30h! For more information, see the website of @stadsherstel #sweelinck #amsterdam #livestream #church #orpheus #amstel #quartet #saxophones #saxophonequartet #classicalmusic #dutch #organ #music #goldenage

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Next Sunday 28 February, we will play at @nporadio4 's Pandora's Late Night, streaming live at 21:15h from @tivolivredenburg together with Harp Sirens & @vincentvanamsterdam. With beautiful pieces by @sarahneutkens and @maximshalygin - we are very much looking forward!

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Had a great session with Winnie Cheng (violin) and Ilonka Kolthof (flute) yesterday. On the last snowy day of the season we played - how appropriate - Georgs PelΔ“cis' Snow Prelude and Fugue for our upcoming recording session in Orgelpark, Amsterdam... more on that later! β˜ƒοΈ

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Release day! Today we proudly present our live recording of Hugues Dufourt's Les Courants polyphoniques d'après Klee, made on December 7th 2019 at the Waalse Kerk in Amsterdam. A concert that the composer himself attended as well. Listen on Spotify, Deezer or Apple Music. Link in bio. We hope you enjoy!

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Coming Friday, we will release our live recording of Hugues Dufourt's composition for saxophone quartet: Les courants polyphoniques d'apres Klee. It will be available on all streaming platforms. The track was recorded in December 2019, at the Waalse Kerk in Amsterdam. At the time we made an aftermovie of that evening, which we'd like to use now to give you a sneak preview of the music!

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Harry practises his ... 'toonladders'?

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Tonight at 20.15h (CET) we will livestream our Todos Los Fuegos El Fuego concert from De Duif in Amsterdam, to make up for our cancelled concert in de Donderdagavondserie of @muziekgebouw. You can watch the concert on the Facebook pages of Amstel Quartet and Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, or on our Youtube or Twitch channel. Also on behalf of @maximshalygin and @keurisquartet, we hope you enjoy!

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What a strange year this was! Looking back, we were lucky to have played two concerts in Germany in September. We still have some pictures from this 'mini-tour' to Wennigsen and Stuttgart, reminding us how much we love playing abroad. Let's hope for the better in 2021, and from all of AQ: a merry Christmas for now! . #saxophones #quartet #amstelquartet #germany #facemask #tour #googlemaps #merrychristmas

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Marc Mellits - Tapas Five πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Now that we know that no more live concerts will take place in 2020, we might as well turn to our screens again to see the live music we so dearly miss. Last fall we filmed two tracks of our new album American Dream live at Theater Ludens in Voorburg. Even though some snippets of this performance were already used to promote our album, we’d like to share the first track as a whole with you now. Watch our performance of Tapas Five by Marc Mellits in full on our youtube channel. . #usa #americandream #music #saxophones #saxophonequartet #amstelquartet #amsterdam #tapas #modern #classicalmusic #mellits

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Friday 4 December at 20.15h we will play our concert Stories of the Soul with Anass Habib, live at Bimhuis Amsterdam. We'll share a livestream on our Facebook and Youtube channel for everyone who'd like to join us on this evening, but there is also a limited amount of tickets available! Please visit for more information and tickets.


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