Capitol Quartet and Margot Music Fund are thrilled to announce that Carter Pann's saxophone quartet composition, The Mechanics: Six From the Shop Floor, was named a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in music, commissioned and performed by the Capitol Quartet, and with financial assistance from The Margot Music Fund.

The work is released on the Capitol Quartet CD, Balance, on Blue Griffin Recordings (2016). Congrats to Carter and engineer Sergei Kvitko!

We are honored to have been catalysts for the creation of the work, and grateful to have had his input at the recording sessions.
-Christopher Creviston, Joe Lulloff, David Stambler, Andy Dahlke, Sergei Kvitko, Blue Griffin Recording

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