Next Friday, May 10, I will be playing DMA recital #3! Come check out some great saxophone music including Jennifer Higdon's Sonata, Carlos Gonzalo Guzman-Munoz's Monologo en Tiempo de Joropo, Mark Oliveiro's Baayami: From the Sky, and David Biedenbender's Images. I will be assisted by the talented Jieun Kim on piano!
The U of M Saxophone Quartet will be doing a performance at Schmitt Music in Edina with Dr. Rousseau playing some fun saxophone quartet and quintet arrangements! Don't miss this! U of M Saxophone Quartet all play E. Rousseau Mouthpieces!
The University of Minnesota Saxophone Quartet (Benjamin Cold, David Kahn, Alexander Richards, and myself) will be guest soloists with the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, conducted by Craig Kirchhoff, performing William Bolcom's Concerto Grosso this week! Don't miss out! The concert is FREE!
RenegadeEnsemble is pleased to present our spring concert featuring several "woodsy" works, including two premieres, and will showcase Twin Cities artist Linnea Doyle creating a painting live alongside and in reaction to the music.
Hard Fairy by Graham Fitkin
Hens by Chris Gables
Lunch with a Nun by James Holdman
Black by Katherine Bergman
is himself no more by Ted Moore
Alyssa Anderson, voice & spoken word
David Birrow, percussion
Kyle Hutchins, saxophone
Christopher Raddatz, clarinet
Stanley Rothrock II, piano
Joseph Spoelstra, guitar
Also joining us will be guest pianist Peter John.
Reserve your tickets HERE!
Later this week, I will be heading to Minot, ND to perform at the NASA Region 3 Conference at Minot State University! Saturday 4/20 the University of Minnesota Saxophone Quartet will perform Ida Gotkovsky's Quatuor Mvt VI. Finale and Michael Torke's July! Then on Sunday 4/21, I will be playing a solo recital featuring Carlos Gonzalo Guzman-Munoz's Monologo en Tiempo de Joropo and Mark Oliveiro's Baayami: From the Sky! Hope to see some familiar faces there!
I have been very influenced by Marina Abramovic the last couple of months. She is a brilliant performance artist who can really engage with her audience on a personal level. I bought this film last week, which is a documentary on her latest piece The Artist is Present that was performed at MoMA in NYC along with a retrospective of her life's work. For the piece, there was a large space with a table and two chairs; she would sit in one chair and an audience member would sit in the other and they would share a moment of silence together. A simple concept, but one that created a profound experience for the audience. Below is a YouTube video of a talk Marina gave about art and the process of preparing to give a performance. Very much worth watching!
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