Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Washington Saxophone Quartet coming to Doylestown

Group will perform a free concert and a benefit and will share their skills with students this weekend.

Washington Saxophone Quartet coming to Doylestown

The Washington Saxophone Quartet has toured the world and can be heard on NPR. (Handout photo)
The Washington Saxophone Quartet has toured the world and can be heard on NPR. (Handout photo)

The Washington Saxophone Quartet will perform two concerts and work with students in the Doylestown area this weekend.

On Friday, the quartet, which has toured the world and is heard on National Public Radio, will work with students at Central Bucks High School West, Tohickon Middle School and Kutz Elementary.

On Saturday, WSQ will perform at the recently renovated Mercer Museum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $75, and all proceeds benefit the Community Conservatory and the Delaware Valley College music programs.

The quartet will perform an octet with the Delaware Valley Saxophone Quartet. And there will be the world premiere of Bucks County Symphony Orchestra Music Director Gary Fagin’s saxophone quartet arrangements of two Duke Ellington compositions: “Come Sunday” and “Happy Go-Lucky Local.”

At 3 p.m., Sunday, the quartet will perform Bob Mintzer’s “Rhythm of the Americas” at a free concert with the 65-member Delaware Valley College Concert Band on the campus off East Butler Avenue.

For more information about these events, go to www.weekendofsax.org.

About this blog
Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at cpalmer@phillynews.com, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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