Music in the Garden: Group 2 Saxophone Quartet
Special video recorded presentation with performance and garden tour at the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden
Group 2 is a stylistically diverse and musically engaging saxophone quartet made up of students from the MSU College of Music. Founded on principles of blend, balance, and complete instrumental control, Group 2 takes the listener into soundscapes that are absolutely one-of-a-kind. Each of the members embodies diverse backgrounds in classical, jazz, new music, and transcriptive performing. Awards and accolades have not eluded the group, as members have won top prizes in the Yamaha Young Artist Competition, Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, the Music Teachers National Association solo and chamber competitions, and the North American Saxophone Alliance solo and chamber competitions.
Most recently, Group 2 was selected as the grand prize winner of the New Orleans Chamber Festival Competition, and was invited to participate in a master class with the acclaimed Escher String Quartet. The group specializes in musical storytelling through a deep knowledge of style, vulnerability, and unique interpersonal connection, delivering a fulfilling musical experience to diverse audiences both near and far.
MSU Garden Tour: Attracting Pollinators to Your Yard
Bees, butterflies and moths are not just pretty visitors to your garden. Join Peter Carrington, W.J. Beal Botanical Garden curator and collection manager in taking a look at how you can affect and restore the resources that pollinators need to accomplish the vital tasks they perform for the environment and your backyard. We will look at flight food for butterflies and plants that support bumblebees and others. Your yard can be beautiful and support the world around you as well.