Sax 4th Avenue opens St. Tim’s music series

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From ST. TIM’S DISCOVERS

St. Tim’s Discovers, the chamber music series sponsored by St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, opens 2019 with a recital by Sax 4 th Avenue. Beginning Sunday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m., the concert will be held in the sanctuary of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary Street, Perrysburg.

St. Tim’s Discovers is dedicated to bringing classical music to communities throughout Northwest Ohio. The performance is free and open to the public; doors open to the public at 2:30 p.m.

Formed by four BGSU alumni, Sax 4th Avenue is an exciting and innovative saxophone quartet. Since its formation in 1991, the quartet has entertained audiences throughout the Midwest with its unique brand of virtuosity, showmanship and humor.

The quartet’s high-energy performances feature the classics of Bach, Haydn and Bizet; the unique jazz-fusion of Phil Woods; and the progressive rock of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Sax 4th Avenue’s expansive repertoire includes the finest in saxophone literature, original compositions, jazz standards and music that incorporates improvisation and choreography.

Among the members of the quartet are Bowling Green resident Stan George, who is well-known as a music teacher for in the Perrysburg schools. Another member, Shannon Ford, will be familiar to Toledo area audiences for her many appearances with various ensembles including the Toledo Symphony and local big band Swingmania.

Over the years, Sax 4th Avenue has made numerous appearances at community events, concert series, festivals, colleges, and secondary schools throughout Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois.

The quartet has performed as guest artists for the United States Navy Band Saxophone Symposium and has been featured at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Music Educator’s National Convention, the Ohio Music Education Association’s Queen City Conference and the Bowling Green State University New Music and Art Festival. Sax 4th Avenue has also been featured with the San Luis Potosí Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Lima Symphony Orchestra, the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, the
Toledo Concert Band, the Lima Area Concert Band, the Maumee Community Band, the Defiance Community Band, the Fremont North Shore Concert Band and the Monroe Community College Symphonic Band.

St. Timothy’s is fully accessible with plenty of convenient parking. Information on all upcoming events in the series is available at www.saint-timothy.net.

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