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Saxophone Ensemble

When: Friday, May 27, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Central

Where: Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students with valid ID.

Contact: Concert Management Office   (847) 467-4000

Group: Bienen School of Music Concerts and Events

Category: Fine Arts


Taimur Sullivan, director 

The Northwestern University Saxophone Ensemble presents a concert of new works that highlight the richness and excitement of the saxophone. The program features a world premiere by Steven Banks (MM ’17), a regional premiere by Augusta Read Thomas ('87), and new arrangements by Cassie Wieland and Northwestern composition faculty member Hans Thomalla. The concert will also showcase the talents of two Northwestern saxophone quartets, Conflux and Masso. 

J. S. Bach, III. Presto from Italian Concerto, BWV 971 
Traditional (arr. Joel Love), A Welsh Lullaby/Suo Gân 
Carlos Oliver Simon, An Elegy: A Cry from the Grave 
Michael Daugherty, Steamboat 
Augusta Read Thomas, Rings of Light
Cassie Wieland, Eyelid (Concert premiere of the version for saxophone ensemble) 
Hans Thomalla, Albumblatt II (Premiere of the version for saxophone ensemble) 
Steven Banks, Strength to Climb (world premiere) 

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