2018-2019 Mildred McDaniel Concert Series

Washington Saxophone Quartet

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 4 p.m.


          The Washington Saxophone Quartet (WSaxQ), performing since 1976,  is the most widely heard saxophone quartet in the United States. Since 1997, recorded arrangements by the Washington Saxophone Quartet have aired daily throughout the United States on NPR's broadcasts of "All Things Considered."  When touring, the Quartet's concert audiences enjoy their connection to WSaxQ when they discover they've been listening to the group's music during afternoon "drive-time." And it often comes as a surprise that they've been hearing four saxophones! You will hear the refined sounds of a string quartet, the rich harmonies of an organ prelude, and the excitement of a jazz sax section. A unique experience. Virtually every concert audience’s members tell us, “I had no idea the saxophone could sound like that!” This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series.  A reception follows the concert.