Texas Tech School of Music to Host Faculty Recital Wednesday

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The Texas Tech University School of Music will host a faculty recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 27) in Hemmle Recital Hall. The flexible character of the saxophone will be demonstrated throughout the performance as professor of saxophone and Texas Tech Teaching Academy member David Dees joins forces with both faculty and graduate students for a program of varied chamber combinations.
 
The program will include two of the most widely recognized works for alto saxophone and piano: Paul Creston’s “Sonata for Saxophone and Piano” and William Albright’s “Sonata.” School of Music collaborative pianist Nataliya Sukhina will perform for both sonatas.
 
The program will include a special version of Renaissance composer Johannes Ockeghem’s “Alma Redemtoris Mater,” a choral piece adapted for a saxophone quartet by Texas Tech saxophone studio alumnus Benjamin Robinette. Saxophone graduate students Tony Guzman, Ryan Hill and Andrew Schoen will join Dees for the piece.
 
The program’s faculty collaborators include assistant professor of viola Kimberly Sparr and assistant professor of trumpet Andrew Stetson. Sparr will perform on the recently composed “Kugelblitz” for unaccompanied viola and saxophone, and Stetson will join Dees and Sukhina for Jean Rivier’s “Concerto for Alto Saxophone and C Trumpet.”
 
The concert is free and open to the public.
 
CONTACT:
David Dees, professor of saxophone, School of Music, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-1915 or d.dees@ttu.edu  
 
(News release from Texas Tech University)

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