Michael Jacobson In Faculty RecitalJan. 26, 1998
by Richard Veit
Michael N. Jacobson, associate professor of saxophone at Baylor University, will present a faculty recital Sunday, February 1, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Meadows Recital Hall. He will be assisted by pianist Doug Claybrook, lecturer in academic studies, and soprano Christine Schadeberg, a former member of the Baylor music faculty who sings professionally with the popular Jubal Trio.
Jacobson's recital will consist primarily of recent compositions, though there will also be a transcription for saxophone and piano of Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite No. 2 in D minor.
Opening the program will be the Sonata, Op. 29, of Robert Muczynski, which was written in 1970, and then John Anthony Lennon's 1979 composition, "Distances Within Me."
Following intermission and the Bach Suite, Jacobson and Schadeberg will perform Lori Laitman's six-song cycle from 1995, "I Never Saw Another Butterfly." The concluding work will be George Wolfe's arrangement of "If I Give Up the Saxophone" by Irving Kabal and William Raskin.
Michael Jacobson has been a member of the Baylor music faculty since 1984. He holds a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and a master's degree from Indiana University. He is past president of the North American Saxophone Alliance.
Equally at home in both the concert and jazz idioms, he has performed nationwide as a recitalist and clinician. He also has backed such high-profile entertainers as Sammy Davis Jr., Bill Cosby, Debby Boone, The 5th Dimension and Liberace.
This recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.