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Solaire Quartet Coming for October 9 Concert

October 1, 2009

Solaire-Quartet-Photo-1.jpgOctober 1, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — The DePauw University School of Music will present a guest concert by the Solaire Quartet on Friday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall of the Green Center for the Performing Arts. The quartet will perform a wide variety of works including music by George Frideric Handel, Samuel Barber, Russell Peck, and more. The program is free and open to the public.

The Solaire Quartet consists of Otis Murphy (soprano saxophone), associate professor of music at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music; Scotty Stepp (alto saxophone), assistant professor of music at DePauw University; Sam Fritz (tenor saxophone), director of bands at Center Grove Middle School Central in Greenwood, Indiana; and Dana Booher (tenor saxophone), associate instructor of music at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

The Solaire Quartet was formed in 2008 with its members representing a wide range of musical backgrounds. Members of the Solaire Quartet have performed with several orchestras, including the Indianapolis Symphony, Chicago Civic, and Thessaloniki State (Greece). They remain active musicians and teachers in North America as well as Asia and Europe. This virtuosic ensemble performs a diverse spectrum of repertoire spanning several centuries. Its mission is to bring a culturally rich program to a wide variety of audiences.

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