IF YOU GO

What: Five Sax saxophone quintet

When: November 1st at 7 p.m.

Where: Crescent Elk Auditorium

The Del Norte-Curry Community Concert Association presents the international touring group Five Sax for the association’s second concert of the season.

Five Sax is known worldwide for their innovative and imaginative repertoire. As part of their North American tour, the sensational saxophone group will be performing at Crescent Elk Auditorium 7 p.m. Nov. 1.

Five Sax is a modern-style saxophone quintet featuring five musicians from around the world. Individual members are all established solo musicians who represent a significant international presence and hold many prizes from important national and international competitions. They converged in Vienna from Poland, Italy, Belgium, the U.S. and Chile, united by a modern conception of virtuosity and the constant urge to push the limits of performance.

Five Sax began performing as a street theater group in the center of Vienna. The ensemble quickly grew to international stardom, and its imaginative programming mirrors the diversity of its members; rooted in classical music, while venturing into American jazz, south-American Latin styles and European folk music. Kenneth Morris of Clarinet & Saxaphone wrote of them: “I’ve just completed my first audition of Five Sax at the Movies and consider it the finest sax group recording I have ever heard.”

Tickets are available at the door for $20 (adult); children/students (with ID) are free. Season memberships will also be available at $50 per adult. For more information please call 707-951-3102.

The Del Norte-Curry Community Concert Association has been presenting internationally acclaimed artists to the greater Crescent City and Brookings areas since 1949. The association also sponsors free master classes and Outreach Performances to students, as touring schedules allow, in addition to their scheduled evening concerts. Five Sax will be presenting a student outreach 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at Smith River Elementary School.

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