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Las Vegas Saxophone Day

November 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Las Vegas Saxophone Day

Featuring the Capitol Quartet

The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) will be hosting the inaugural Las Vegas Saxophone Day featuring the Capitol Quartet on Saturday, November 19, 2016. This event is free and sponsored by Yamaha, Vandoren, Family Music Centers, Meridian Winds, and Pro Winds. All events will be held on CSN’s North Las Vegas Campus.

The Capitol Quartet (Christopher Creviston, Joseph Lulloff, David Stambler, and Henning Schröder) is widely considered among the most exciting chamber ensembles performing today. Comprised of saxophonists who are teaching faculty at outstanding music schools, the Capitol Quartet has captured the imagination of critics and audiences alike. Since its formation in 1991, the Capitol Quartet has performed regularly at major concert venues throughout the United States, earning wide acclaim for the ensemble’s musical versatility and innovative style.

The Las Vegas Saxophone Day will consist of an evening concert, plus rehearsals and sectionals for the Las Vegas Saxophone Ensembles; master classes with student saxophone quartets from California State University – Long Beach, the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts; and breakout clinics to prepare middle and high school students for district honor band auditions, assist band directors in improving their saxophone sections, and help college music majors to plan for the future.

The evening pre-concert is free (general admission) and will commence at 6:30 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre. This concert will feature the Las Vegas Saxophone Ensembles, each with 70+ saxophonists, and Guest Conductors James Barrera (Adjunct Professor of Saxophone – California State University, Long Beach), John Seaton (Associate Director of Bands – Las Vegas Academy of the Arts), and Zachary Williams (Conductor – Las Vegas Youth Orchestras Symphonic Band).

The evening concert is free (general admission) and will commence at 7:00 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre. This concert will feature the Capitol Quartet performing classical and jazz works by Andrew Bishop, Claude Debussy, Duke Ellington, Evan Hause, and Iannis Xenakis. The Red Rock Saxophone Quartet (Lindsey O’Connor, Zachary Williams, Tyler Pawl, and Steven Moya) will join also join the Capitol Quartet onstage as Guest Artists for one special performance.

More information is available at: www.saxdayvegas.com

Please contact Lindsey O’Connor, Event Host, with any other questions at: lindsey.oconnor@csn.edu


November 19, 2016
6:30 pm
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CSN’s Nicholas Horn Theater
3200 E. Cheyenne
North Las Vegas, NV United States
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