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Back Bay Saxophone Quartet to perform at Moravian College

Bethlehem, Pa., August 26, 2008—Back Bay Saxophone Quartet will perform at Moravian College on Saturday, September 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall on the Hurd Campus in historic Bethlehem, Pa.  While its members studied at Boston’s two conservatories, this dynamic group formed in 2001 and made their home in Boston’s ‘Back Bay’ area. They began pounding the pavement with their energetic performances. Audiences were lured by the invigorating sounds of the group's popular and jazz genre, and as the group's focus turned toward more ground-breaking programming listeners became even more engaged.

The quartet is comprised of saxophonists Jennifer Bill, Michael Duke, Harry Cherrin, soprano saxophone, and Lauren Nicholas’01, tenor saxophone. With a vivid repertoire, balanced between notable pioneers as well as visionaries of tomorrow, Back Bay maintains a steady appetite for today's most demanding saxophone quartet literature. The 2008-2009 season's centerpiece is Elliot Carter's "Canonic Suite," in celebration of the distinguished composer's 100th birthday year. The quartet has weaved together works ranging from György Ligeti to Leonard Bernstein, proving that great music can begin at any moment in time and continue long after the premiere has faded. For more information visit: http://www.backbayquartet.com.

Admission is $15 for adults, and $10 for students, senior citizens, and children under 12. Advance tickets available from Moravian College Music Department by calling 610-861-1650 or via Lehigh Valley Box Office (www.lvartsboxoffice.org). For more information call 610-861-1650 or visit the website: www.moravian.edu/music.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.