07.02.24, 20:00, Maat Saxophone Quartet
On hearing the word ‘Maat’ the average concert goer may first think of the Ancient Egyptian goddess of cosmic order. For the Portuguese youngsters of the Maat Saxophone Quartet, it simply describes their relationship with one another. The four ‘maatjes’ (Dutch for buddies) are, somewhat surprisingly, part of the Dutch String Quartet Academy, where they have recently been working on a program that navigates between contemporary and folk sounds. Fado arrangements by icons like Armandinho and Carlos Paredes alternate with recent scores, from the theatrical surrealism of Nunu Lobo to the bright style of Arnold Marinissen.