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Free show at amphitheater features Washington Saxophone Quartet

Washington Saxophone Quartet will present a free concert on Saturday, June 4 at the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Road, Manassas. The venue will open at 7 p.m. and the performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Free parking will be provided next to the amphitheater. In case of inclement weather, the show will be rescheduled for June 5.

Reginald Jackson, Rich Kleinfeldt, Rick Parrell and James Steele make up the Washington Saxophone Quartet. For nearly 35 years the quartet has performed recitals, informal concerts and master classes in the United States, the Caribbean and China. They have also performed on radio and television worldwide. The ensemble taps into a rich repertoire, from early music to newly commissioned works, and it draws on a wealth of experience to reach listeners of every age and background. Since 1997, recorded arrangements by the Washington Saxophone Quartet have aired daily throughout the United States on NPR’s broadcasts of “All Things Considered.” Concert audiences enjoy their connection to the group when they discover they’ve been listening to the quartet’s music during afternoon “drive time.” Many are surprised to learn they’ve been hearing four saxophones. The instruments evoke the refined sounds of a string quartet, the rich harmonies of an organ prelude and the excitement of a jazz sax section.

The performance is part of the Summer Evenings Under the Stars series, made possible with funding from the NVCC Educational Foundation. Series sponsors include County Chevrolet and NOVEC. For more information, contact Amanda Corrigan at 703-530-8298 or acorrigan@nvcc.edu.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.