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September 4, 2014

Saxophone Quartet to perform at SVSU

The Estrella Consort, a saxophone quartet presented by the SVSU department of music, will perform in concert Friday, Sept 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The program includes music by American composer William Albright as well as Matthias Kruger, Roshanne Etezady, Iannis Xenakis and Scott Rubin.

Named after the Sierra Estrella Mountain Range near Tempe, Ariz., the Estrella Consort was founded in 2010 while all members were pursuing graduate degrees at Arizona State University.

Performing both domestically and abroad, the group was invited to tour Ecuador in 2011 as part of a cultural exchange. During their time in Ecuador, the group performed and taught classes in the cities of Cuenca, Loja and Guayaquil. The group has also performed at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Northwestern University in Chicago, and the 2014 Joint Conference of the College Music Society and Association for Technology in Music Instruction.

Members of the group are Allison Adams, tenor saxophone; Patrick Murphy, soprano saxophone; Jeff Siegfried, alto saxophone; and Tom Snydacker, baritone saxophone.

For more information about the concert, please contact the SVSU department of music at or (989)-964-4159.