On June 4, the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater at the Manassas Campus presented a free concert, “An Evening Rhapsody, American Music and More,” performed by The Washington Saxophone Quartet. The performance is part of the “Summer Evenings Under the Stars” series, funded by the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and sponsored by Country Chevrolet and NOVEC. The 90-minute program included pieces composed by Gershwin, Morton Gould, Paquito D’Reivera and many others. Two special segments were presented: signature Beatles music including the well-known “Hey Jude” and a dance music segment featuring the samba and Charleston which had the audience dancing and swaying in their seats. Reginald Jackson, Rich Kleinfeldt, Rick Parrell and James Steele make up the Washington Saxophone Quartet. They have been performing together for nearly 35 years and are the most widely heard saxophone quartet in the United States.
Upcoming performances in the series include “Alice in Wonderland” on June 25 and “Jazz Dance Americana” on July 2. Learn more.