Saxophone Group Presents Concert for Family Series
The unique sounds of the New Century Saxophone Quartet will perform next in the Arts Council of Moore County's Kaleidoscope Family Series Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. in the new theater at The O'Neal School.
Tickets are $10 for Arts Council members and O'Neal families and $15 for the general public.
The Kaleidoscope Family Series is specifically designed to introduce children ages 5 and up to the lifelong surprises and benefits of a live concert.
The series will feature the finest performing artists (musicians, actors, dancers, storytellers, etc.) and each performance will be educational, as well as entertaining.
"At a time during which funding for music programs in schools is being drastically cut, we need groups like the New Century Saxophone Quartet," says Chris Dunn, executive director of the ACMC. "At least one-third of all performances by New Century Saxophone Quartet are in-school concerts and workshops, exposing hundreds of schoolchildren to the life-changing art of making music."
New Century Saxophone Quartet is far more than a world-class chamber music ensemble - it is four people passionately committed to educating young people to the joy and power of music in the world.
Winning new-found enthusiasm for the saxophone quartet and its diverse repertory, the ensemble's programs range from the Baroque to innovative contemporary works to imaginative transcriptions.
With ties to the North Carolina School of the Arts, the group comprises Michael Stephenson on soprano saxophone; Chris Hemingway on alto saxophone; Stephen Pollock on tenor saxophone; and Wayne Leechford on baritone saxophone.
The final concert in the Kaleidoscope Family Series will include the world-famous Tokyo String Quartet on Sunday, March 21.
To purchase tickets, visit the ACMC offices at Campbell House (482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines) or call (910) 692-2787. Tickets will also be available for sale at the door and all seats are general admission.
For additional information and questions about the Arts Council or the Kaleidoscope Family Series, visit www.mooreart.org.
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