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Children invited to a "Young People's Guide to the Saxophone" at the Clark October 14

For Immediate Release

October 10, 2000

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA, (October 6, 2000) – The Amherst Saxophone Quartet will present a free educational program for children and students at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Saturday, October 14, at 2:00 p.m. The demonstration will provide an introduction to the saxophone and the instrument's versatility. The program is open to children and students of all ages (with accompanying adults).

The quartet is a full time professional ensemble that divides its time between touring and its residency at the University of Buffalo. The Amherst Saxophone Quartet is known for its educational outreach as well as its high-caliber performances. The ensemble's 1997 video "ASQKids" introduces children to chamber music. The quartet has been a performing member of Young Audiences of WNY since 1970 and has worked with young persons' programs at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Lincoln Center in New York, the Aesthetic Education Institute in Rochester, New York, and Arts in Education in Buffalo.

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet will also perform a full program of chamber music on October 14 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets to the concert are $17 ($15 for members and students) and are available at the Clark Museum Shop or by calling 413-458-2303, extension 324.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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