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Saxophonist Barrick to perform at Hendrix

CONWAY, Ark. (August 15, 2017) – The Hendrix College Department of Music will host a guest artist recital on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann Fine Arts Building.

The featured artist is Dr. Christopher Barrick, alto saxophone; he will be assisted by Dr. John Krebs, piano.

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

Barrick has performed professionally with nationally known acts such as 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 those of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction. Learn more

The August 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 Dr. John Krebs, 501-450-1245 or

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit