Music in the Garden: Viridian Saxophone Quartet
W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, Free
Music in the Garden Concert Series
Pull up your blanket or chair and enjoy the ambience of music, garden flora, and food during MSU’s outdoor concert series. The W.J. Beal Botanical Garden plays host to select groups presented by the MSU College of Music.
Featuring the works of Alfred Desenclos, Faustin & Maurice Jeanjean, Samuel Barber, and many more.
The Viridian Saxophone Quartet, comprised of Michigan State University student members Casey Grev, Madeline Morizio, Kyle Landry, and Eric Troiano, was formed in 2015 with the goal of presenting exciting performances of new and standard works for saxophone quartet. They recently won the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet competition held in Lubbock, Texas. Members of the Viridian Quartet have also placed in many prestigious chamber competitions such as: MTNA Chamber Music Competition, Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and Coleman Chamber Music Competition. The Viridian Quartet also maintains an active schedule of outreach workshops, giving recitals and masterclasses at many local high schools and universities.
Event is free and open to the public. Off campus visitors can park in MSU Lot 62, in front of Spartan Stadium and IM West.
Grab a bite or bring your own
Enjoy the unique selections offered by the Eat at State Food Truck or bring your own food and drink. And, save room for dessert, enjoy complimentary ice cream cups from the MSU Dairy Store.
All concerts are rain or shine
The MSU College of Music is directly across the street from the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and will host concerts if there is rain.
The Music in the Garden Series is presented by the Michigan State University College of Music with the coordination and support of the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden. Other partner organizations from MSU include Grand Parent’s University, the Office for International Students and Scholars, and the Eat At State Food Truck.