The Nova Saxophone Quartet To Perform March 16 At Baylor

March 13, 2001

by Richard Veit

The North American Saxophone Alliance (NOVA) Saxophone Quartet will present a guest concert at 9 p.m. Friday, March 16, in Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building on the campus of Baylor University. The group's performance is part of NOVA's Region IV conference.

The concert will open with Three Improvisations for Saxophone Quartet by Phil Woods and the Greg Knapp arrangement of Claude Debussy's Rapsodie.

Rudy Wiedoeft's Sax-O-Doodle will come next, in an arrangement by group member Richard Lawn.

Donald Sinta and the NOVA Saxophone Quartet will play Jamal Rossi's transcription of a concerto by the Italian baroque composer, Benedetto Marcello. Sinta's performance for the Lyceum Series appearance is sponsored by the Meadows Foundation of Dallas. Concluding the program will be Richard Lawn's Three Sketches for Saxophone Quartet.

In addition to alto saxophonist Richard Lawn, soprano saxophonist Douglas Skinner, tenor saxophonist Greg Wilson and baritone saxophonist Joey Colarusso will be featured.

The current version of the NOVA Saxophone Quartet was formed in Austin in 1982. The quartet has toured and performed extensively in the United States. Its recordings are INOVAtions and Double Image on the Musical Heritage Society label, and Outside the Box, released last year on the Equilibrium label. Texas Monthly and The Saxophone Symposium have showcased the quartet.

This concert by the NOVA Saxophone Quartet is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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