Viridian Saxophone Quartet Performs for Live at the Five and Dime Series Tonight

Viridian Saxophone Quartet
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Viridian Saxophone Quartet

The second season of the "Live at the Five & Dime" outdoor concert series continues on Wednesday, July 10, with the Viridian Saxophone Quartet, featuring Eric Troiano, Casey Grey, Madeline Morizio, and Kyle Landry. The quartet was the winner of the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition and the musicians are guest artists-in-residence at the 62nd annual UA Summer Music Camp hosted this week by the UA Community Music School. The concert is free, and the series takes place every Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. outside the Walmart Museum on the Bentonville square.  

"Live at the Five & Dime" features 25 concerts from April 24 to Oct. 9. The concerts are a collaboration between the University of Arkansas Department of Music, the Walmart Museum, and Downtown Bentonville Inc. The performances feature faculty, students and other artists connected to the Department of Music at the University of Arkansas, and overlap partly with the Wednesday Farmer's Market on the Bentonville Square. A full listing of the series can be found at


July 17 - Viridian Saxophone Quartet
Eric Troiano, Casey Grev, Madeline Morizio, and Kyle Landry
(winners of the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition) Listen

July 24 - Block Street Hot Club Jazz Trio with Felipe Antonio

July 31 - Chris Teal Trio
Chris Teal (drums), Matt Nelson (piano), Kyth Trantham (bass)

Augu. 7 - Hogtown Hot Club
Jim Greeson (guitar), Ed Nicholson (guitar), Jim Jernigan (clarinet), and Mike Johnson (bass) Listen

Aug. 14 - Blue Thread, Music Ballads from the Ozarks, Sefards, Portugal, and Spain
Cristi Catt (soprano), Carol Widder (accordion and cello), Mahshid Iraniparast (santoor), and Nikola Radan (flutes, guitar, and percussion)  Listen

Aug. 21 - Jake Hertzog Trio
Jake Hertzog (guitar), Chris Teal (drums), and Garrett Jones (bass) Listen

Aug. 28 - A Night of Afro-Cuban Songs
Angel Rovira (vocals), Andrew Thompson (guitar), Fernando Valencia (percussion)

Sept. 4 - FerMambo Valencia Latin Jazz Quintet
Darren Novotny (timbales), Jordan Strickland (piano), Matt Beach (trombone), Garrett Jones (bass), Fernando Valencia (tumbadoras, director)

Sept. 11 - Block Street Hot Club Jazz Trio with Felipe Antonio (guitar)

Sept. 18 - Lyrique Quintette
Ronda Mains (flute), Theresa Delaplain (oboe), Nophachai Cholthitchanta (clarinet), Lia Uribe (bassoon), Timothy Thompson (french horn) Listen

Sept. 25 - 5-10 Blues Train Men
Asher Perkins, Julius Kwanza, and Jacob Skinner

Oct. 2 - University of Arkansas Songwriter's Workshop, directed by Jake Hertzog

Oct. 9 - University of Arkansas World Music Ensemble, directed by Nikola Radan



Justin R. Hunter, instructor
Department of Music


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