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Bel Cuore Quartet

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Rami El-Farrah (soprano saxophone), Sunil Gadgil (alto saxophone), Spencer Nielsen (tenor saxophone), and Michael Hertel (baritone saxophone) met as graduate saxophone students at the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music. For three years they have been engaging audiences with performances of diverse and exciting chamber music, including performances at the Sibelius Academy for Music in Helsinki, Finland, Marfa Public Radio, KQUE Hum Tum Radio in Houston, the GAMMA-UT composers’ conference, the Fast Forward Austin festival for new music, and numerous schools, community centers, city parks, and art museums around Central Texas. They are featured in the 2010 Longhorn Music recording Over the Rainbow and Bach Again and have plans to record their debut album.

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