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Senior saxophone recital set for April 24

April 19th, 2021

Caleb Abbott

Caleb Abbott will give his senior recital Saturday at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center.







Abbott, Wichita, is a student of Joel Boettger, Bethel College instructor of saxophone.

Abbott is scheduled to graduate from Bethel May 16, 2021, with a degree in music performance.

In his recital, he will offer a selection of classical and jazz pieces by Alexander Glazunov, Victor Morosco, Wayne Shorter and Guy Wood & Robert Mellin, as well as an original composition.

His piano accompanist is Christina Liu, D.M.A., Bethel assistant professor of music.

He will also be joined by guest musicians Thor Bonner, guitar, John Koontz, bass, and Brad Shores, drums.

At Bethel, Abbott was part of nearly every possible instrumental group, including Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Combos I and II, Wind Ensemble, Sinfonia (orchestra), chamber groups and Steel Drum Band.

Abbott is a 2017 graduate of Maize High School.

His parents are Joe and Sue Abbott of Wichita.

Abbott’s April 24 recital is free and open to the public. However, seating will be limited, with priority given to family and friends on a pre-concert list.

All audience members must sit with physical distancing between themselves and others, unless in family groups.

Bethel is a four-year liberal arts college founded in 1887 and is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Known for academic excellence, Bethel ranks at #14 in the Washington Monthly list of “Best Bachelor’s Colleges” and #26 in U.S. News & World Report, Best Regional Colleges Midwest, and earned its third-straight NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Gold Award, based on student service and academic achievement, all for 2020-21; is’s highest ranked Kansas small college with the highest earning graduates; has the #10 RN-to-BSN program in Kansas according to; and is #57 among 829 U.S. colleges and universities named by as “Best for Financial Aid,” as well as #23 “Safest College Towns in the U.S.,” ranked by for 2020-21. For more information, see

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