Making Music in Southern Oregon

Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra performs concert with guest conductor Martin Majkut

(Ashland, Ore.) –The Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra and SOU chamber ensembles, under the direction of Dr. Rhett Bender, will perform a concert with guest conductor Martin Majkut on Friday, November 12th at 7:30 PM at the SOU Music Recital Hall. Audience members are invited to a cake reception following the concert.

The concert will feature music by the Lisa Nichols and Wenjun Qi flute-guitar duo, SOU saxophone quartets and the Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra. Newly appointed Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra Conductor, Martin Majkut, will guest conduct Nimrod from the ‘Enigma Variations’ by Edgar Elgar.

The Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra (SSO) is a collaboration of students, faculty, and staff at Southern Oregon University. Under the direction of Rhett Bender, Professor of Music at SOU, the SSO arranges, composes and commissions music of all styles and musical periods. This spring student members of the SSO will travel to China to perform a chamber music concert at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music.

Tickets for this performance are only $5 for general admission and free for students. Tickets and season passes may be purchased by calling 541-552-6101 or at the Music Box Office prior to the performance. For more information, please visit Southern Oregon University’s Department website at


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