Cameron University Department of Music will present concert by Chautauqua Saxophone Quartet

The Cameron University Department of Music will present a performance by the acclaimed Chautauqua Saxophone Quartet on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior/military/non-Cameron students. CU students, faculty and staff are admitted free with CU I.D. .

Chautauque Saxophone Quartet publicity photoThe Chautauqua Saxophone Quartet, formed at the University of Colorado, has been recognized as an emerging ensemble for new music and performance. Members are Grant Larson, soprano saxophone; Andrew Stonerock, alto saxophone; Alex Richards, tenor saxophone; and J.D. Little, baritone saxophone.

“Although people today primarily associate the saxophone with big band music and jazz, the instrument was initially designed for the military band and then was introduced into concert bands and chamber music,” says Stonerock, Assistant Professor of Music at Cameron. “The repertoire of classical compositions and arrangements for a saxophone quartet dates back to the 19th century. Today, the sax can be heard in a wide range of musical genres, including symphony orchestra, opera, choral music and musical theatre. For this performance, we will perform works by composers from all over the world. This music will not only be extremely enjoyable, it will challenge the listener.”

The concert will feature works by American composer Roshanne Etezady, French composers Jean-Baptiste Singelee and Alfred Desenclos, and Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas.

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April 5, 2016

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