Friday, February 26, 2010
The UWG Department of Music will host a three-concert Saxophone Symposium from Friday, Feb. 26 to Tuesday, March 2, in the Kathy Cashen Recital Hall in the Humanities Building and the Campus Center. The concerts are free and the community is invited to attend.
The first concert on February 26 begins at 7 p.m. in Cashen Hall and will feature a faculty recital with Linda Li-Bleuel, associate professor of piano at Clemson University, Dawn McCord, associate professor of music education and organ at UWG, guitarist Harry Nelson, UWG, and John Bleuel, associate professor of music and saxophone.
The recital will include Lucie Robert’s “Tourbillons” for alto saxophone and piano, Paul Creston’s “Rhapsody” for alto saxophone and organ, Alan Hovhaness’ “Suite” for alto saxophone and guitar, and Pedro Itruralde’s “Pecquna Csardas” for alto saxophone and piano.
The second concert of the UWG Saxophone Symposium will be held in the Campus Center Ballroom on Saturday, February 27, at 3 p.m. The concert will include performances by the Symposium Saxophone Ensemble, the UWG Sax Ensemble and the Saxophone Orchestra performing a wide range of compositions.
The UWG Ensemble will give a preview performance of the world premiere of “10 + 1,” a new work for solo piano and saxophone orchestra written especially for the UWG Saxophone Ensemble and Dr. Linda Li-Bleuel by Lucie Robert, a composer from the Paris Conservatory.
On Tuesday, March 2 the UWG Saxophone Ensemble and the Globe Saxophone Quartet will present a final concert at 8:15 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. This concert is in preparation for both group’s performances at the National Biennial Meeting of the North American Saxophone Alliance later that week. The Globe Quartet will perform two works by Dan Maske, “Wind and Weaponry,” with Maske performing on drums, and the premiere of the saxophone quartet version of “Caged,” originally for brass quintet.