The Jefferson College Performing Arts and Cultural Enrichment event series will continue with a concert by the Missouri Saxophone Quartet, which includes Jefferson College Music Assistant Professor/Director of Jazz Dr. Joel Vanderheyden, on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Hillsboro campus. The event is suitable for all ages.
The Missouri Saxophone Quartet was formed in 2009 and is devoted to exploring and promoting new music, particularly that of Missouri composers. MSQ performs a wide variety of styles, from baroque transcriptions to traditional French repertoire to jazz and tango, and the avant-garde. Members of the quartet include Leo Saguiguit on soprano, Adrianne Honnold on alto, Joel Vanderheyden on tenor, and Matt Kendrick on baritone.
The Missouri Arts Council has recognized MSQ as among the state’s most distinguished artists by being named a Missouri Touring Performer. The quartet is also committed to educational outreach and has performed at numerous high schools throughout Missouri. In July 2012, the quartet made its international debut at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland.
Admission to the show is $5 adults or $2 students and seniors. Advance tickets can be purchased in person at the cashier’s office Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets may also be bought at the door depending on availability.
Leo Saguiguit is a founding member of the Missouri Saxophone Quartet and has collaborated with numerous ensembles and performed as soloist in recitals and festivals throughout the United States, and abroad in Cuba, Greece, France, Sweden, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines. He has also performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Milwaukee Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Missouri Symphony. He earned degrees from Emory University and Northwestern University, where he was a student of Fred Hemke. He is currently saxophone professor at University of Missouri-Columbia. Leo Saguiguit is an artist-endorser for the Conn-Selmer Corporation and performs on Conn-Selmer saxophones exclusively.
Adrianne Honnold is Lecturer in Saxophone at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998, and a Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from the same institution in 2005, where she studied with Debra Richtmeyer and Chip McNeill. She is a former member of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band and Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble located at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. Ms. Honnold has appeared regularly with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra since 2004, and is one of the Artistic Directors of Chamber Project St. Louis. An artist-endorser for the Conn-Selmer Corporation, Ms. Honnold performs on Conn-Selmer saxophones exclusively.
Joel Vanderheyden is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Jazz at Jefferson College. He holds a D.M.A. in Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy (University of Iowa – with Kenneth Tse), a M.M. in Jazz Studies (University of Maryland – with Chris Vadala), and a B.A. in Music Education and Performance (University of Minnesota-Morris). Joel endorses Rico reeds and Selmer saxophones, and performs regularly with the electro-jazz ensemble, Koplant No. He has previously served as Director of Jazz and Woodwinds at Oakton Community College in the Chicago area, and Director of Jazz at the University of Minnesota-Morris.
Matt Kendrick is a founding member of the Missouri Saxophone Quartet and has been featured in festivals, recitals, and conferences throughout North America. As a chamber musician, he has given performances in such venues as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music from the University of Missouri in 2007, where he studied with Leo Saguiguit, and works as a freelance musician and Certified Public Accountant in Kansas City, Missouri.
To view a full list of PACE performances, visit the Jefferson College website at www.jeffco.edu/pace. Questions about tickets can be answered by calling (636) 481-3123 or (636) 797-3000, ext. 3123 (TDD 789-5772).