The Hendrix College Department of Music will host a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 2017, in Reves Recital Hall in the Trieschmann Fine Arts Building on campus.

The featured artist is Christopher Barrick on alto saxophone who will be assisted by John Krebs on piano.

Barrick heads the department of music and theatre at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and serves as the James and Ann Bumpass Distinguished Chair of Music. He directs the UAFS Jazz Band and teaches applied saxophone.

Barrick has performed professionally with nationally known acts including Doc Severinsen, Johnny Mathis, the Legends of Swing, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Sonny Turner and the Platters, The Crystals, The Coasters, Wayne Newton, Rick K. and The Allnighters, the Harry James Orchestra and The Temptations.

He has given solo performances at numerous professional conferences, including the North American Saxophone Alliance, the United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction.

The Aug. 31 recital will include performances of works by Paule Maurice, James Bishop, William Bolcom, John Harbison and Terri and Don Bailey.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Hendrix College music professor John Krebs at 501-450-1245 or

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. It has earned recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions and has been featured in "Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges."

Hendrix, founded in 1876, has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884.

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