Hickory – As part of Lenoir-Rhyne University’s 2016-17 Concert Series, a performance by the Lenoir Sax Ensemble is scheduled on Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m. in Grace Chapel.

Founded in 1992, Lenoir Sax has performed jazz and classical chamber music for diverse audiences throughout the Southeastern United States, and has traveled as far as Austria where they represented the U.S. at the Kaiserfest in Bad Ischl. The group’s many recordings represent a broad range from classical commissions to arrangements of jazz repertoire, to Gershwin and spirituals.

Lenoir Sax is led by founding member, performer, and music historian Robert George on soprano saxophone. Additional members include Jenny Lanier, a distinguished band director and performer who continues her third season on the alto saxophone; Michael Myers, longtime member, teacher, and performer on the baritone saxophone; and Patrick Young, musician and former band director who joined Lenoir Sax in 2015 on tenor saxophone.

The concert is free and open to public; no tickets or reservations are required. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the performance, visit lr.edu/public events or contact LR Professor of Music, John Cheek at john.cheek@lr.edu or call 828.328.7147. Visit lenoirsax.org for more information about the ensemble.

Established in the fall of 2000, the Concert Series at Lenoir-Rhyne University serves the University community and the greater Hickory area by providing opportunities to hear and interact with superb musical artists. The Concert Series brings musical artists to the University to present concerts and recitals, work with students in the master class setting, lecture to music classes, and provide examples of professional artistry in music. It is with special thanks to the University’s Friends of Music whose love of music and generous financial support make the Concert Series and other musical programs possible.
Photo: The Lenoir Sax Ensemble (from left to right) Robert George, Jenny Lanier, Michael Myers and Patrick Young.