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Globe Saxophone Quartet Comes to UW

September 18, 2009 — The Globe Saxophone Quartet will perform at the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center concert hall Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, $5 for students and seniors and $7 for others, are available at the Fine Arts box office at (307) 766-6666 or

The quartet includes two UW music faculty members, Jennifer Turpen and Scott Turpen, plus John Bleuel from the University of West Georgia and Rhett Bender from Southern Oregon University.

Friday's concert, part of the 2009-2010 Faculty Recital Series, will feature works by Carleton Macy, Gabriel Pierne, Pedro Iturralde and Guy Lacour. The UW performance caps a statewide tour where the group performed concerts and presented master classes at schools throughout Wyoming.

The Globe's concerts feature four saxophones, with musical styles including classical, jazz and world music. Tours regularly include clinics and master classes for saxophonists, chamber groups and large ensembles.

Playing together since 1994 as graduate students at the University of Georgia, they twice competed in the semifinal round of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and won first prize at the 1995 NACWAPI National Symposium Chamber Music Competition.

Each summer, the quartet serves as faculty-in-residence at the Siskiyou Saxophone Workshop in Ashland, Ore. In recent years, the group has performed multiple concerts across the country, including being featured artists at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Meeting at the University of South Carolina in 2008.

The Globe Saxophone Quartet will perform at the UW Fine Arts Concert Hall Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m.




Posted on Friday, September 18, 2009

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