Saxophone Quartet Opens 2019 Lecture-Concert Series

ASU-Beebe is proud to welcome the Arkansas Saxophone Quartet to the Owen Center Theater at the Beebe Campus for a concert on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

August 28, 2019


The Arkansas Saxophone Quartet will play a concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16 at the ASU-Beebe Owen Center Theater on the Beebe campus.  Pictured are members of the Arkansas Saxophone Quartet (from left): Dr. Brent Bristow, tenor saxophone from ASU-Beebe; Dr. Mathew Taylor, soprano saxophone from the University of Central Arkansas; Dr. Caroline Taylor, alto saxophone from Ouachita Baptist University and Dr. Jackie Lamar, baritone saxophone, retired from the University of Central Arkansas.

The Saxophone Quartet will open the college’s 2019-2020 Lecture-Concert Series of programs for the year.  This will be a FREE event; however, tickets are required for seating management.  Tickets are available at

The ASU-Beebe concert coincides with the Arkansas Saxophone Quartet celebrating its 12th anniversary season. The members of the quartet are Dr. Matthew Taylor (University of Central Arkansas), soprano saxophone; Dr. Caroline Taylor (Ouachita Baptist University), alto saxophone; Dr. Brent Bristow (Arkansas State University-Beebe), tenor saxophone; and Dr. Jackie Lamar (University of Central Arkansas, retired), baritone saxophone.

The ensemble is equally adept at all styles of chamber music, ranging from transcriptions to avant-garde contemporary music. This season’s program includes works by Franz Liszt, Maurice Ravel, Jean Absil, and Jonathan Leshnoff.

Across the many seasons, the Arkansas Saxophone Quartet has delivered performances at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences in Columbia, S.C.; Columbia, Mo; Huntsville, TX; Champaign-Urbana, IL; Lubbock, TX and Stillwater, OK. The group has also given multiple performances at the U.S. Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium in Fairfax, VA, and was featured at the Conference on Arts and Humanties in Honolulu, HI and the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland.

For more information about ASU-Beebe and its programs, call (501) 882-3600, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, ASU-Beebe offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.

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