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Looking Forward to the XVIII World Saxophone Congress!

The 18th World Saxophone Congress begins one month from today, and I am excited to see old friends, meet new ones, and to hear several performances of my music at the University of Zagreb Academy of Music!

So far, here are the performances of my music that I know about:

 

July 10

Scotty Phillips and Sara Eastwood perform Ragahoro Breakdown
Academy of Music: Lhotka Hall
11:00 – 11:30 CET

July 12

Duo Montagnard performs Taking Turns
Academy of Music: Lhotka Hall
17:00 – 17:30 CET

July 12

Jean-Michel Goury and Friends perform the World Premiere of Still Life: Loïe Dances
Academy of Music: Bersa Hall
22:30 – 23:30 CET

July 13

Frederick Hemke gives a masterclass on my of Light and Shadows to Jonathan Radford
Academy of Music: Bersa Hall
9:30 – 11:30 CET

July 13

Jessica Maxfield and Hannah Creviston perform of Light and Shadows
Academy of Music: Lhotka Hall
15:00 – 15:30 CET

July 14

Stephen Page and Hannah Creviston perform the European Premiere of Night Set
Academy of Music: Stančić Hall
14:00 – 14:30 CET

 

Looking forward!

 

Album Release Notes: of Light and Shadows

Here is some history about the origins and recording of of Light and Shadows, my second sonata for alto saxophone and piano. This recording features saxophonist Stephen Page and pianist Liz Ames. It was recorded by John Cates at Bates Recital Hall at The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin… Continue Reading

Album Release Notes: Ragahoro Breakdown

A little info about the origins and recording of Ragahoro Breakdown, my second duo for clarinet and alto saxophone. This recording features Duo Entre Nous: clarinetist Jackie Glazier and saxophonist Don-Paul Kahl. It was recorded by Patrick Long at Stretansky Concert Hall at Susquehanna University. Ragahoro Breakdown is featured my forthcoming album Light and Shadows,… Continue Reading

Album Release Notes: Out of Mind, Into Body

A little info about the origins and recording of Out of Mind, Into Body, for solo bass clarinet, from my forthcoming album Light and Shadows, Waves and Time to be released on Navona Records on April 13, 2018. This recording features bass clarinetist John Friedrichs. It was recorded by Rob Zolner at Sara M. Snell Music Theater… Continue Reading

Album release notes: Comments about …unsettled, unphased…

Robert Young and Amir Young put together this wonderful video during the rehearsals and recording of …unsettled, unphased…, the second on Light and Shadows, Waves and Time to be released on Navona Records on April 13, 2018. The track features Robert Young on tenor saxophone, pianist M. Maxwell Howard, John Geggie on double bass, and… Continue Reading

The First Review is In for Robert Young’s HYBRID!

  Robert Young’s album HYBRID was released in February, and the reviews are just beginning! His brilliant collection features music by Misha Zupko, David Heinick, Baljinder Sekhon, Tim Sullivan, and yours truly. HYBRID closes with a fabulous recording of my …unsettled, unphased…, featuring Robert Young playing tenor saxophone, pianist M. Maxwell Howard, bassist John Geggie, and… Continue Reading

Hope.

It is difficult to fathom the current state of the United States and the World. Messages of hate and violence appear to overshadow messages of love and peace, and injustices to the planet and most of her population are met with no response from those who are in positions of power. I have no intention… Continue Reading

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