Illinois Saxophone Quintet at Bradley

February 14, 2019

The world's only ongoing five saxophone group, Illinois Saxophone Quintet (ISQ), will perform a free concert on Sunday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dingeldine Music Center on the Bradley University campus.

Founded in 1972, this group has been heard in many parts of the central U.S., England, France, Germany and Canada. The ISQ continues under the leadership Keith M. Zimmerman -  ISQ co-founder, soprano saxophonist and Bradley saxophone professor. The current membership of the ensemble consists of former students of Zimmerman who now continue their musical pursuits while working in a variety of capacities.

The recital will include both original and transcription works drawn from the works of Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Faure, Borodin, Mozart, as well as works by Scott and Hertzer in transcriptions by Zimmerman and the late co-founder of the quintet, Robert Sibbing. Also on the program, will be the premiere of ISQ member Matthew Winkler's original “Runaway Player Piano.”

About the Members:
Baritone saxophonist Russell Zehr is a woodwind expert in customer service for The Music Shoppe in Normal, IL and is also the pastor of a Baptist Church in El Paso, IL; tenor saxophonist Matthew Winkler is a pharmacist; alto saxophonist Dan Young is a middle school teacher in Dunlap as well as a high school golf coach; and alto saxophonist Corey Burns is a front-end senior designer in the computer world. Burns, Young and Zehr are all Bradley graduates.

Please call 309.677.2595 for more information.