|Nathan Nabb||Soprano saxophone|
|James Bunte||Alto saxophone|
|Dave Camwell||Tenor saxophone|
|Jim Romain||Baritone saxophone|
The Oasis Quartet has emerged out of a shared goal of interpreting dynamic repertoire at the highest level. In the tradition of fine chamber ensembles, Oasis Quartet's nuanced performances of string and wind arrangements are as fresh, authentic and arresting as their interpretations of original works for saxophone.
The members of Oasis are each highly regarded concert artists in their own right, appearing regionally, nationally, and internationally as chamber musicians, clinicians, orchestral musicians, solo recitalists and adjudicators. They can be heard on the Teal Creek, Centaur, Amp Recordings, and Mark Custom labels, and in performances with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, as well as a number of regional orchestras.
As an ensemble, Oasis is dedicated to the exploration, preparation and presentation of important contemporary works for saxophone quartet, while retaining a strong foundation in standard and transcribed repertoire. The diverse and wide-ranging interests of its members—including jazz performance and history, contemporary techniques and notation, ethnomusicology, and regular contributions to scholarly and trade journals—contribute a broad array of influences that lend a unique depth and perspective to Oasis Quartet performances.
String Quartet No. 12 (American): - AntonŪn DvořŠk
Finale: Vivace, ma non troppo
When DvořŠk visited the United States, he found the inspiration for his "American" style in the spiritual songs of the South as well as in American Indian melodies. Two of his most beloved works, Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) belong to this period of his compositional output and feature these influences.