Our Saxophone Showcase is back! After missing last summer, the Aurora Saxophone Quartet and the Alaska Saxophone Choir have a concert tonight, Saturday June 17 at Northern Light Church at 8pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Music we are playing ranges from the brand-new to Bach, some written specifically for saxophones, and some transcriptions. Classical saxophone isn’t something we get to hear all the time, and this showcase will leave you wondering why!
The Alaska Saxophone Choir is made up of local students and adults, from middle school upwards. They will be playing selections by Handel, Maurice Whitney, Charles W. Smith, and Béla Bartók. A highlight will include a piece called Rumba by Maurice Whitney, a solo for Tenor Saxophone and Saxophone Ensemble played by our guest artist, John S. Moore who is a professional player and teacher from Kentucky. One of the most renowned classical tenor saxophone players around, we are very fortunate to have him.
The Aurora Saxophone Quartet is made up of John S. Moore, Brian Van Kirk, Todd Hunt, and David Dumesnil, who is getting his undergraduate degree in saxophone performance at Northern Colorado. The quartet will be playing works by William Todd Hunt, Everett Gates, J.S. Bach, and Antonín Dvořák.
June 17, 8pm Northern Light Church
$10, at the door