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Iktus+ Combo to perform at SFA

February 9, 2016 - Robbie Goodrich
Iktus+ Combo, an ensemble of saxophone, electric guitar, piano and percussion based in New York City, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The New York City-based Iktus+ Combo will perform a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

An ensemble of saxophone, electric guitar, piano and percussion, Iktus+ Combo is described as "a slick combination of classical music and straight up rock-n-roll," according to Dr. Brad Meyer, professor of percussion studies in the SFA School of Music.

"Iktus+ Combo is smart, gritty, elegant, head-bopping - a chamber group of today - comfortable in electric and acoustic worlds," Meyer said.

In 2012, Iktus presented compelling debut concerts at New York City's Galapagos Art Space and Brooklyn College. Since then, the group continues to perform locally while touring beyond the five boroughs to schools across the nation, including the University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee.

While repertoire for the full quartet is abundant, this flexible ensemble breaks down into smaller groupings, featuring duos of acoustic guitar/piano and saxophone/percussion, Meyer said. The performers, each highly skilled in their craft, hold performance degrees from top programs across the country, he added.

The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit http://www.finearts.sfasu.edu/.