Empire Saxophone Quartet Concert Set for March 26

March 21, 1997

by Richard Veit

The Empire Saxophone Quartet, an ensemble based in upstate New York, will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in Baylor University's Meadows Recital Hall.

Two of its members, Steven Mauk and Jamal Rossi, are on the faculty of Ithaca College's School of Music. The others, April Lucas and Anthony Alduino, are music educators in the Susquehanna Valley School District. All are recording artists who perform widely with symphony orchestras in the Northeast.

The concert will include-among many other selections-saxophone arrangements of music by Domenico Scarlatti, Eugene Bozza, Claude Debussy ("The Girl with the Flaxen Hair"), George Gershwin ("Three Preludes"), Jean Rivier, and Tomaso Albinoni (the famous "Adagio in G Minor"), as well as Lucas's own arrangement for saxophone quartet of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square."

While in Waco, the Empire Saxophone Quartet also will present a master class for students in the Baylor School of Music. This will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. in Meadows Recital Hall. The master class and concert are made possible through grants from The Selmer Company of Elkhart, Ind., and Holze Music Company of Waco.

Both the concert and master class are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 755-3991.

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