SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Dec. 2 premiere concert of the newly formed Slippery Rock University Saxophone Ensemble, directed by Jason Kush, SRU music instructor, kicks off a week of musical entertainment on campus Dec. 2 -6.
All concerts are at 7:30 p.m.
The saxophone ensemble concert, in Swope Music Hall, is the first performance for the 14-member group.
"The group includes all of the member instruments of the saxophone family, including sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass," Kush said. "The bass and sopranino saxophones are rare instruments and add a special sound to the group."
The concert will feature Amy Mikalauskas, a music education major from Evans City, who will perform a saxophone concerto by Glazunov backed by the ensemble. The program will also offer performances by three saxophone quartets.
The SRU Symphony Orchestra, Chamber String Ensemble and the Jazz Ensemble also will perform in concert this week.