Nicole Barnes

Northstar Saxophone Quartet to give March 9 concert at WWU

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Western Washington University’s Department of Music will host the Northstar Saxophone Quartet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9 in the Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theater.

The free performance will feature Scott Granlund, soprano saxophone; WWU Music faculty Nicole Barnes, alto saxophone; Bryan Smith, tenor saxophone; and Jay Easton, baritone saxophone. The evening program will include works by Piazzolla, Lukas, Glass and others. They will also perform a Northwest premiere of "Quartet" by award-winning composer Wes Matthews.


Tomorrow: WWU Wind Symphony to feature Nicole Barnes in free concert

Western Washington University’s Wind Symphony will perform with saxophone virtuoso and faculty member Nicole Barnes at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

The performance is free and open to the public.

“I am very excited about this upcoming concert. The program is very different from anything we have ever done at WWU. It uses the Wind Band in two completely different ways,” said Christopher Bianco, conductor of the WWU Wind Symphony.