Upcom ing College of M usic Events Saturday, November 14, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Music Building Double Reed Day featuring Rob Walters, English horn of the Cleveland Orchestra, and Fraser Jackson, contrabassoon of the Toronto Symphony A full day of recitals, clinics, and master classes open to double reed players of all ages and abilities. Registration fee: $20. No charge for MSU students, faculty, and alumni, but you must register for the event. To register, or for more information, contact Michael Kroth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517/355-7663. Saturday, November 14, 8:00 pm, Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall, $ Symphony Orchestra Sunday, November 15, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Community Music School Horn Day Join the MSU horn faculty and high school horn players for a full day of horn events including a guided warm-up session, solo master class, MSU studio recital and horn choir rehearsal ending with a final concert for family and friends. Registration fee: $20. To register, or for more information, contact Janine Gaboury at email@example.com or 517/355-7434. Presents Monday, November 16, 7:30 pm, Music Building Auditorium, $ Jazz Octet III & IV Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 pm, Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall, $ Concert Band and Campus Band Thursday, November 19, 7:30 pm, Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall, $ Symphony Band Thursday, November 19, 7:30 pm, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, $ Concert Orchestra Friday, November 20, 8:00 pm, Fairchild Theatre Saturday, November 21, 8:00 pm, Fairchild Theatre Sunday, November 22, 3:00 pm, Fairchild Theatre MSU Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra: Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah Retelling of the biblical story of Susannah and the Elders set in rural Tennessee. A preview lecture will be held 45 minutes before each performance. Raphael Jimenez, conductor; Melanie Helton, stage director Reserved seating only. Tickets are $20 for adult, $18 for senior, $10 for student and are available from Wharton Center Box Office only, 517/432-2000, 800/WHARTON Capitol Quartet Christopher Creviston, soprano saxophone Joe Lulloff, alto saxophone David Stambler, tenor saxophone Andrew Dahlke, baritone saxophone Sunday, November 22, 7:00 pm, Community Music School, FREE MSU Trombone Choir $ Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $10 for adult, $8 for senior and free for student with ID and those under 18. A $2.50 restoration fee added if purchased at Wharton Center. For more information, visit www.music.msu.edu or our Events Line at (517) 355-3345. Thursday, November 12, 2009, 8:00 p.m. Music Building Auditorium Selections for tonight's performance to be chosen from: Quatuor I. Allegro non troppo II. Calmo; Andante III. Poco largo - Allegro Alfred Desenclos (1912-1972) Since its formation in 1991, the Capitol Quartet has performed regularly at major concert venues throughout the U.S., earning wide acclaim for their musical versatility and innovative style. Their February 2007 performance of the Philip Glass "Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra" with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was lauded in the Baltimore Sun for "..superb technical control,...seamless blend, and exceptional wealth of character in their phrasing". The Capitol Quartet has been featured with the Cincinnati Pops, Indianapolis Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa, Canada), Windsor (Ontario) Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Imperial Symphony (FL), Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band, the U.S. Continental Army Band, and many other symphonies across the country. They have been invited back for numerous appearances with the Baltimore, Bay-Atlantic and Indianapolis Symphonies. Their innovative repertoire features special arrangements with orchestra as well as traditional French quartet compositions, contemporary works for saxophone, and transcriptions of classical and jazz favorites. They are also committed to expanding the repertoire of the saxophone quartet. They have commissioned new works by composers Mark Weiser, Charles Ruggiero, James Curnow and John Fitz Rogers, and in-progress commissions for composers Stacy Garrop, Greg Wanamaker, Perry Goldstein and others. Dedicated to advancing music education, the Capitol Quartet regularly performs and lectures at National and State Music Educators conferences. The have appeared at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference, Illinois Music Educators Conference, Connecticut Music Educators Conference, Virginia Music Educators Conference, MENC's Eastern Division, American Band College, Bands of America's Summer Symposium, and West Chester's Marching Band Workshop. They have performed masterclasses at universities including Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, the University of Maryland, Penn State University, the University of Indianapolis, and the Peabody Conservatory. In 1994, the Capitol Quartet won the prestigious Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition, and in 1997 released its debut recording: “American Sketches” on the Klavier Records International label; acclaimed by the Baltimore Sun as "a tour de force," and by American Record Guide as a "delectable release". Other recent recordings include the widely acclaimed 2001 Summit Records release "Anything Goes", and the innovative 2004 release "Dig" which showcases the Rochester Philharmonic with Jeff Tyzik conducting and producing. Famed American composer and entertainer Marvin Hamlisch states, "I have had the great pleasure of performing with the Capitol Quartet. Their fabulous sound, professionalism and innovative program all combine for a wonderfully entertaining musical experience." The Capitol Quartet proudly perform on YAMAHA Saxophones *Song For Margot Mark Weiser (b. 1968) In memory of Margot Bos Stambler (1962-2000) *Three Movements for Saxophone Quartet Simple Gifts **Prodigal Child Minute-Bug Waltz *Run Whitney Ashe (b. 1968) traditional, arr. Crotty John Rogers (b.1963) Frederic Chopin/“Fats” Waller arr. David Stambler Gregory Wanamaker (b. 1968) Duke Ellington arr. Stambler It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing *Flex Fugue Well-Tampered Perry Goldstein (b. 1952) David Stambler Based on Fugues of J.S. Bach *Commissioned and premiered by Capitol Quartet ** Commissioned by Capitol Quartet www.capitolquartet.com The Capitol Quartet is widely considered among the most exciting chamber ensembles performing today. Comprised of concert saxophonists who are teaching faculty at premiere music schools, the Capitol Quartet has captured the imaginations of critics and audiences alike. Combining innovative repertoire with virtuosic playing and an energetic, engaging stage presence, they bring a unique brand of entertainment to the concert and recital stage.