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Guest Artist tickets are $10 general, $7 senior, and $5 student (free to Sac State music students on the night of the show, subject to availability).

Tickets for concerts are available online, through the Sac State Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323, or at the door (starting one hour prior to performance, subject to availability). Cash or Credit cards may be used at the door.

The house opens 30 minutes prior to concert start time.

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Guest percussionist Boyce Jeffries performs on Friday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. **This will be a free performance. A recent master’s graduate from the School of Music, Boyce has been hired to serve as adjunct faculty for the Percussion Studies Program for the spring 2017 semester. He is currently in pursuit of applying for his Doctoral of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance at schools in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Canada.

During his time in Sacramento, Mr. Jeffries worked and collaborated with many student composers through commission projects and participated in numerous world premieres. Boyce and two fellow colleagues were fortunate to work alongside and premiere “Triplicity” by composer Dr. Stephen Blumberg. Boyce has made several appearances at the Mondavi Center for the Arts, and recently served as a guest artist with Citywater, the new music ensemble of Sacramento.


Saxophonist Lucas Hopkins performs on Tuesday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. Lucas Hopkins, a California native, and winner of the 2011 Yamaha Performing Artist competition, gave his solo orchestral debut performing the Glazunov saxophone concerto with the Oakland East Bay Symphony in January 2012. Hopkins was described as giving a “spectacular rendition” and “stunning performance of the saxophone concerto” by the Benicia Herald.

As a member of the University of Minnesota Saxophone Quartet, he has performed at the International Navy Band Saxophone Symposium and advanced to the semifinals at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Mr. Hopkins recently graduated from the University of Michigan earning his second graduate degree in music (specialist degree), studying under saxophone virtuosso Timothy McAllister and jazz saxophone with Andrew Bishop and Bill Sears. Lucas also holds a master's degree in saxophone performance from Northwestern University