After Hours: Cul-de-Sax

September 9, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Kick off another season of After Hours concerts with the sound of saxophones on Saturday, September 9, at 7:00 p.m. The well-loved saxophone group, Cul-de-Sax, will present a themed concert titled “Sax by the Numbers,” a compilation of pieces performed as duets, trios, quartets, and quintets. Concert-goers will experience the different sounds when varying combinations  of saxophones are used.

Cul-de-Sax features the major members of the saxophone family – soprano, alto, tenor and baritone – played with style by professional musicians who have been performing together for 20 years.   Its repertoire covers a wide range of musical styles and their versatility and talent will make this concert truly fun and enjoyable.

Members of the Band

Susan Nourse, Soprano and Alto Saxophones

Susan received her Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Northwestern University, where she studied saxophone with Fred Hemke. She also plays in Pine Tree Coastal Winds, a community band based in Freeport.

Paul Aliapoulios, Alto Saxophone

Professor Emeritus from Northwestern University. Dr. Aliapoulios has performed in concert bands, jazz bands, and big bands throughout the east coast and Chicago.

Jim Huebener, Tenor Saxophone

Jim graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He played in rock, jazz, and swing bands during his college years.

Chris Gutscher, Baritone Saxophone

Chris Gutscher is the founder of Cul-de-Sax and while he plays all members of the saxophone family, his real joy is the baritone sax. He continues to play in many big bands, small ensembles, concert bands as well as other saxophone quartets.

Stanley Goff

Stan is a recent transplant to Maine from the Washington, DC area. There he was a long time member of the Capitol Pride Symphonic Band, DC Swing and founder of Sax in the City Saxophone Quartet. In Maine he has enjoyed playing with several local community bands including The Harpswell Community Band, Coastal Winds of Freeport and The Volunteers Swing Band.

Please note that this concert will be held outside of the library’s usual hours of operation, and as such, regular library services will not be available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., so arrive early to ensure you get a seat!

Admission to this event is free. Questions can be directed to the South Portland Public Library at 767-7660. For more information, visit the library website at or follow us on Facebook.

This program is made possible through the support of the Friends of the South Portland Public Library.