Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The Globe Saxophone Quartet will make an encore appearance at the University of West Georgia on Wednesday, April 8, at 8:15 p.m. in the Kathy Cashen Recital Hall. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.
Four internationally renowned saxophonists and music professors make up the quartet and are coming home, in a way. John Bleuel, professor of saxophone at UWG, Rhett Bender, professor at Southern Oregon University, Jennifer Turpen and Scott Turpen, professors of music at University of Wyoming, began playing together in 1994 as graduate students at the University of Georgia.
Globe Quartet concerts feature the beautiful and multi-faceted timbre of four saxophones, with musical styles running the gamut of classical, jazz and world music.
Early successes include two competitions in the semi-final round of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and a first prize win in 1995 at the National Symposium Chamber Music Competition.
Each summer the quartet serves as faculty-in-residence at the Britt Festival Saxophone Workshop in Oregon. The quartet has performed throughout the country in recent months and is one of the groups at the Saxophone Alliance Biennial Meeting at the University of South Carolina.
For more information, call 678-839-6516.