Academics

Capitol Quartet presents an evening of saxophone and jazz

September 12, 2006
 
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Lutheran College welcomes the Capitol Quartet to the Schwan Concert Hall Friday and Saturday, September 22-23 at 8 p.m. The saxophone quartet is comprised of alumni of the premier military bands of the United States and teaching faculty in America's leading music schools.  The pops concert with include music by George Gershwin, Phillip Glass, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker among others.

Since its formation in 1991, the Capitol Quartet has been featured with the Cincinnati Pops, the Guatemala National Symphony, Rochester and Erie Philharmonics and symphonies of Indianapolis, San Antonio and Long Beach to name a few. The quartet has also been performed with the United States Air Force's Heritage of America Band and the US Continental Army Band.

Joe Lulloff (soprano saxophone), in addition to an active solo career, serves as principal saxophonist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra and the Flint Symphony Orchestra. He is also a professor of saxophone performance at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Anjan Shah (alto saxophone), founder of the Capitol Quartet, teaches saxophone at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and is a contributing writer for Instrumentalist magazine. He has toured with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, performs regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps as well as the U.S. Army in various capacities from infantry to an internationally touring band. In addition, he has been involved in every aspect of the music industry and is currently pursuing his M.B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland.

David Stambler (tenor saxophone) has performed as soloist and section player with major orchestras including the Baltimore, National and Richmond Symphonies, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Bay Atlantic Symphony and the National Gallery Orchestra. Stambler recently accepted a position as professor of saxophone at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania.

David Lewis (baritone saxophone) spent four years with "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band, where he played principal saxophone and was featured as a soloist on numerous occasions. He began teaching at Towson University in Maryland in 2001, has been a contributing writer for Instrumentalist magazine and has performed with such musical luminaries as Michael Feinstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Martha Reeves and Martin Short.

The Capitol Quartet concert is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $28 general, $25 seniors and $10 students. To purchase tickets, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit wlc.edu/arts.

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.