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The Adagio Sax Quartet will perform an outdoor concert Sunday, Nov. 15, at Harbor City Baptist Church.

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The Adagio Sax Quartet, an ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band, presents its “Beautiful Saxophone” concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15, at Harbor City Baptist Church, 2711 N Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne. The concert is free, but a freewill donation will be taken.

Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs and to wear masks to the concert, held outdoors for social distancing.

The performance features music by Bach, Haydn, Mozart and others and highlights the broad range of sounds that a well-played saxophone can produce. Many of the pieces are taken from string quartet arrangements while others, such as “Sevilla,” were arranged for sax quartet.

The quartet, which features some of the finest players in the area, includes Andrew Cleaver, on soprano sax, who performs with many Melbourne-area groups, including the Space Coast Big Band, the Space Coast Symphony and the Central Florida Winds. Ben Gonzalez, on alto sax, is a recent arrival from California, where he arranged and played in several sax quartets and other pop groups. John Babb, on tenor sax, has played since the age of 12 and now plays in Swingtime, the Milt Farrow Orchestra and the Jazz Cats. Group founder Dave Hutson, on baritone sax, plays sax and clarinet in the Melbourne Municipal Band, Swingtime and New Horizons Band.  He also sings and plays guitar in the Swingtimers Vocal Trio and the Rock & Roll Revue. 

For more information, call 321-501-3722.

To the Moon and beyond!

Frank Sinatra may not have been thinking of the Space Coast when he sang “Fly Me to the Moon,” but Ol’ Blue Eyes would have surely enjoyed the event with the same name.



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