Baylor School of Music Welcomes Award-winning Saxophonist for Recital

Oct. 5, 2011
News Photo 5243Saxophonist Stephen Page, performer and recording artist, will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in Roxy Grove Hall on the Baylor University campus.

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Saxophonist Stephen Page, performer and recording artist, will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in Roxy Grove Hall on the Baylor University campus. He will be accompanied by Dr. Cameron Hoffman, collaborative pianist at Baylor. The event is free and open to the public.

The recital will open with Sergei Prokofiev's "Five Melodies, Op. 35," followed by Claude Pascal's "Sonatine," Karel Husa's "Elégie et Rondeau," Florent Schmitt's "Légende, Op. 66" and Gabriel Fauré's "Fantasie." Page will close the performance with Roger Boutry's "Divertimento."

Page has won top prizes at international and national competitions, including first prize at the 2010 North American Saxophone Alliance Solo Competition, 2010 Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Competition and the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition.

He also is a member of the Zzyzx Quartet, which has performed at the 2008 and 2010 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conferences, 2009 Navy Band Saxophone Symposium and World Saxophone Congress XV in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as guest recitals and master classes across the United States.

Page, who is studying for a doctor of musical arts degree at the University of Iowa, received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and his master's degree from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. He is an applied music associate on the Grinnell College faculty in Grinnell, Iowa.

Roxy Grove Hall is at 624 Speight Ave.

For more information, call the School of Music at (254)710-3571 or click here.

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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