Saxophone recital set for November 23

October 24, 2013

The Bradley University Saxophone Quartet and Quintet will present its fall semester recital on Saturday, November 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Avenue. Admission is free.

The ensembles are led by Keith M. Zimmerman, who is also an artist/clinician on Paris Selmer saxophones for Conn-Selmer, Inc. and an artist with Rousseau saxophone mouthpieces. Ensemble members are senior Daniel Young, from Metamora; senior Amanee Avery from Rockford, junior Curtis Nelson from Annawan; and senior Rebecca Bucklin from Peoria. 

The program will consist of Edvard Moritz’s Quartet for Saxophones; a transcription of Samuel Barber’s Adagio; Chicago composer Lawson Lunde’s Suite for Saxophone Quartet; and the second movement of Alfred Descenclos’ Quatour for Saxophones.  The quintet will present three Robert Sibbing transcriptions: J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue 22; the third and fourth movements of W.A. Mozart’s Quintet, K. 593; Johannes Brahms’ Intermezzo from Quintet, op. 111. Closing the program will be two original saxophone works: All the King’s Blues and Saxema. Saxema, originally a saxophone and piano piece by 1920’s saxophone phenomenon Rudy Wiedoeft, was arranged for saxophone ensemble by East Peoria native, John Redshaw, now living near Grand Marais, Minnesota.