March 20 – Resurgam Quartet

This concert took place on March 20, 2022. Thank you to all who attended!

Concert Co-sponsored by Essex Savings Bank and Essex Financial Services

Where and When:

Valley Regional High School
256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, CT
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Sunday, March 20
Concert begins at 3:00 pm; doors open at 2:00 pm


Concert Program:


Harrison Kliewe, soprano saxophone
Colette Hall, alto saxophone
Sean Tanguay, tenor saxophone
Michael Raposo, baritone saxophone

Carmen Fantasy – Francois Borne (1840-1920), arr. Sean Tanguay

Oblivion/Libertango – Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), arr. Sean Tanguay

A Schumann Bouquet – Robert Schuman (1810-1856), arr. William Bolcom

String Quartet No. 14 Death and the Maiden – Franz Schubert (1797-1828), arr. Sean Tanguay


Artist Biographies:

The Resurgam Quartet formed in 2015 at the Hartt School in Hartford, CT. Its current members are Harry Kliewe (soprano saxophone), Colette Hall (alto saxophone), Sean Tanguay (tenor saxophone), and Michael Raposo (baritone saxophone).

Dedicated to expanding the saxophone quartet body of work, Resurgams’s latest commission, I Could Hold This, I Could Not, premiered in early March, 2020 at the North American Saxophone Alliance’s Biennial Conference. The Quartet performed their previous commission, Breaking Point, as soloists with the Tri-County Symphonic Band in Marion, MA. Both pieces will be available on their first commercial recording titled Breaking Point which will be released in March 2022. 

Resurgam has presented concerts of new works at both the Queens New Music Festival and the Hartford New Music Festival, and will continue to collaborate with visionary composers to create exciting saxophone quartet repertoire.

The Quartet advanced to the semi-final round at the prestigious international Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in both 2016 and 2017 and won the 2016 Paranov Concerto Competition at the Hartt School where they performed William Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso.

Education is an important part of Resurgam’s mission. The Quartet has presented masterclasses, educational concerts and performances in New York City, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Indiana.

The Resurgam Quartet is dedicated to engaging audiences in exciting saxophone quartet repertoire.

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Harrison Kliewe, soprano saxophone

Harry Kliewe is a highly sought-after multiple woodwind player, chamber musician, and teacher based in Hartford, Connecticut. He regularly performs throughout Connecticut in pit orchestras including the Goodspeed Opera House, Playhouse on Park, The Norma Terris Theater, and the Ivoryton Playhouse. He recently had the privilege of serving as the principal oboist with the Ballet Theater Company of West Hartford for the premiere of Speranza, a new ballet by Mark Mazzarella and Sean Pallatroni.

Harrison graduated from the Hartt School in 2017 with a BMus in Saxophone Performance. He is an adjunct faculty member at Hartt where he teaches woodwind methods, as well as the woodwind instructor at the Rectory School in Pomfret, CT.

While at Hartt, Harry won the 2016 Paranov Concerto Competition as a soloist and the 2015 competition with the Resurgam Quartet. He has played with several ensembles including the New Haven Symphony, Waterbury Symphony, the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus, the Farmington Valley Symphony, and the College Light Opera Company of Falmouth, Massachusetts.

A native of Stamford, Connecticut, Harrison resides in the city of Hartford.

Colette Hall, alto saxophone

Colette Hall graduated with her Doctorate in Saxophone Performance from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School in Hartford, CT in May 2015. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Performance from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, NY. In the spring of 2011, Colette served as Adjunct Professor of Applied Saxophone at Duquesne University and previously served as the Hartt Saxophone Studio Teaching Assistant. In addition to performing, Colette is also the Artistic Operations Manager for the Hartford Symphony and teaches private saxophone lessons in the Greater Hartford region. A native of the Hudson Valley area in New York, Colette currently resides in Wethersfield with her cats Hank and Waldo.

Sean Tanguay, tenor saxophone

Sean Tanguay is a classical saxophonist, recording engineer and commercial pilot based in Tampa Florida. He studied saxophone and music production at the Hartt School of Music and graduated with a Bachelors of Music degree in 2017. He is a founding member of the Resurgam Quartet and serves as their tenor saxophonist.

As a saxophonist, he has performed all across the northeast in venues ranging from local high schools to Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. He has performed with groups such as the Hartt Wind Ensemble, Foot in the Door ensemble, Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artist Orchestra, and the Nutmeg Symphony Wind Ensemble.

As a recording engineer, he has worked with artists such as the Emerson Quartet, the Miro Quartet, the Brentano Quartet, the Viano String Quartet, and the Percussion Collective. He has served as a recording engineer for the Yale School of Music, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, as well as a freelance recording engineer for artists including the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

Sean began flying in 2018 and received all of his certificates and ratings in New Jersey. He then became a flight instructor and has taught students from all ages and backgrounds how to fly. He is an avid flyer and is excited to begin his airline career in March.

Michael Raposo, baritone saxophone

Michael Raposo is a multiple-woodwind instrumentalist and educator in NYC performing on all clarinets, saxophones, flutes, and bassoon. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music, and a Master’s degree in Multiple Woodwind performance from New York University. Raposo enjoys a diverse playing career in a variety of settings as a freelancer in the city. He had the privilege of playing the low reed chair for Aretha Franklin’s Birthday celebration at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Raposo has been featured as a concerto soloist with the Hartt Wind Ensemble (February 2016) and the Tri-County Symphonic Band (June 2016, March 2018). Raposo is a passionate educator, and is on faculty at the Grace Church School and the University of Hartford.

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Valley Regional High School
256 Kelsey Hill Road
Deep River, CT 06417

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