Illinois Saxophone Quintet To Give Concert

January 27, 2017

The Illinois Saxophone Quintet will present a concert as part of Bradley University’s Music Scholarship Concert Series on Sunday, February 12, at 3 p.m. in the Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Avenue. Admission is free for students and $10 for the general public. Tickets will be available at the door the afternoon of the performance.

The program will be drawn from the ISQ library of original and transcribed works for soprano, two alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones. It will include J. S. Bach’s Air from the Suite in D, Amazing Grace for 5 saxophones and piano, In a Village from Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov’s second movement of Caucasian Sketches No. 1, Percy Grainger’s original Lisbon for saxophone quintet, Paul Cohen’s arrangement of Grainger’s Shepherd’s Hey, J.S. Bach’s Prelude and Fugue No. 22, Sibbing’s Faure’ Pavane, Alexander Borodin’s Nocturne and Debussy Girl with the Flaxen Hair, the entire Mozart 406 Quintet, Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from his op. 87, James Scott’s Frog Legs, and Wally Hertzer’s Everybody Two-step Rag.

The Quintet is led by Keith Zimmerman, Bradley saxophone professor. Other members include Dan Young, Corey Burns, Matthew Winkler, and Russell Zehr.

Founded in 1972 by then Western Illinois University saxophone professor Robert Sibbing and Keith M. Zimmerman, the ISQ remains the only professional saxophone quintet in the world. They have performed in many parts of the central U.S., France, England, Canada, and Germany. The group has an upcoming CD release, which was recorded in the Bradley Hilltop Studios, a recording studio operated by students in the music business program.

All revenue from the Music Scholarship Series Concerts goes to fund scholarships.