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SF’s saxiest play Sunday in GV

The San Francisco Saxophone Quartet
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The San Francisco Saxophone Quartet, an institution for 14 years in San Francisco, will perform Sunday in Grass Valley.

The quartet became known in San Francisco for its impromptu concerts on the streets there, specifically Post and Grant streets.

For these casual concerts, the quartet dressed in white ties, tails and baseball caps. The group is partial to baseball and used to perform at Giants’ pregame shows.

The quartet has four CDs out: the first is appropriately titled “Tails of the City”; the others are “Christmas with the San Francisco Saxophone Quartet,” “Winds of Change” and “Straight from the Street.”

Sunday’s concert will include Mozart’s Divertimento in F, David Carlson’s “Absolute Music,” Johann Ernst Bach’s Sonata in F, Paul Desmond’s “Take 5,” Claude Debussy’s “Clair de la Lune,” and Vivaldi’s Concerto in C for Two Trumpets.

“Absolute Music” was commissioned by the quartet.

Members are David Schrader, soprano saxophone; David Henderson, tenor saxophone; Bill Aaron, alto saxophone; and Kevin Stewart, baritone saxophone.

The group has performed in most of the United States, including Alaska. In November 1992, the group made its first international tour to Japan.

A complimentary “Meet the Artist” reception follows Sunday’s concert.

Know and Go

WHAT: San Francisco Saxophone Quartet concert

WHEN: Sunday at 2 p.m.; concert forum at 1:15 p.m.

WHERE: Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley

ADMISSION: $14 general, $12 seniors (60-plus), $5 college students and free for children 5-17. Tickets at Mail Boxes Etc., Record Connection, Harmony Books and at the door.


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