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The Washington (DC) Saxophone Quartet

The Washington (DC) Saxophone QuartetThe saxophone is a relatively new instrument, invented in about 1840. Adolphe Sax, the Belgian inventor, conceived it actually as a family of instruments, from highest to lowest, much like a choir of voices. And like the human voice, it has the flexibility to create a wide range of sounds, from brassy trumpets to warm winds and strings. And, a quartet of saxophones – soprano, alto, tenor, baritone – can even sound like an organ. The Washington Saxophone Quartet takes full advantage of all that by performing music in virtually all periods of music, from the renaissance to the contemporary … J. S. Bach to Leonard Bernstein...from Archangelo Corelli to Duke Ellington and everything in between. The possibilities for repertoire are almost limitless!

Cost: $10 General Admission

Download the complete Spring 2018 Arts Array Program at www.vhcc.edu/ArtsArray.

  • All Arts Array activities are free for the faculty, staff and students of Virginia Highlands Community College.
  • Staff members and students of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, including participants in the College for Older Adults who purchase an Arts Array pass, may attend all films and concerts in the Spencer- Miller Memorial Concert series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church for free.
  • All films are free for students and staff members of Emory & Henry College and King University.


For additional information about the Arts Array, please contact
Phil Ferguson • pferguson@vhcc.edu • (276) 739-2459 regarding film and drama events
and Mary Munsey • mmunsey@vhcc.edu • (276) 739-2454 regarding concerts