The Italian Saxophone Quartet 

January 19, 2020 | 2 pm, North Dakota Museum of Art
January 20, 2020 | 7:30 pm, Mayville State University
Pasquale Casare, tenore saxophone

Michele Paolino, baritono saxophone
David Bartelucci, alto saxaphone
Frederico Mondelci, soprano saxaphone

The Italian Saxophone Quartet was founded in 1982 by four saxophone soloists, close friends determined to join together to perform chamber music for saxophone at the very highest artistic level. Since then, they have played to wide acclaim in more than 500 concerts in Italy (including the most important concert institutions), France, Germany, Spain, Greece, Japan, USA, Sweden, Lebanon, Bermuda and Russia. The quartet’s concerts have been recorded and broadcast by the Italian RAI-Radio 1 and RAI-Radio 3 as well as by Swedish, German, Japanese and American national radios.

The quartet won a number of important chamber music competitions including the unanimous First Prize plus a special prize at the prestigious “Premio Ancona” in Italy.

Featuring the soprano saxophone master Federico Mondelci, the Sax Quartet presented a delightful program of classical, blues, Piazzolla’s tangos, and contemporary music. The quartet’s flawless performance was entertaining for hardcore classical music fans and yet reached the more novice concert goer, which is just what we wanted.

Havingpresented and listened to many American sax quartets it was amazing to hear how much more sublime the ISQ sounds. The uniqueness of their instrumentation and the unquestionable quality of the performance teamed with creative programming is a winning combination.  

 —Corby Skinner, Director, Alberta Bair Theatre, Billings, MO.







Giving Hearts Day

February 13, 2020


Family Day? Summer Concerts? Classical Music? Whatever your reason, investing in The North Dakota Museum of Art Community is essential to the Greater Grand Forks Area. Keep NDMOA in mind on February 13th for Giving Hearts Day!





Fourth Annual Rye on the Rocks

Friday, March 6,  5:30-7:30 pm

The North Dakota Museum of Art is partnering with Far North Spirits, a field-to-glass distillery in Hallock, MN, for the Fourth Annual Rye on the Rocks. 
Rye on the Rocks is a craft cocktail contest held in the Museum’s galleries featuring Far North Spirits’ rye products. This year’s highlight is the Roknar 100% Rye Whiskey, a limited release rye whiskey from their portfolio.
On March 6, area bartenders will vie for bragging rights with their original cocktail or classics with a twist. Guests sample each creation and vote in two categories–People’s Choice and Most Original.  A panel of judges will award Judges’ Choice, the evening’s top prize. Appetizers by area restaurants included in ticket price. Beer & wine for purchase by HELIX wine & bites.
Doors open at 5:30 pm. 
This is a 21+ event, ID must be shown prior to admittance.
Event limited to 200 people.
General Admission – $40
Designated Driver – $10
Tickets are available at eventbrite.com beginning February 3, 2020