Griffin Campbell Presents Saxophone Recital Feb. 23

Feb. 18, 1999

by Richard Veit

Saxophonist Griffin Campbell, a prominent performer and recording artist who serves on the music faculty of Louisiana State University (LSU), will present a guest recital at Baylor University on Tuesday, Feb. 23. This recital, which also features pianist Jan Grimes, will begin at 8 p.m. in Meadows Recital Hall.

Campbell has appeared as a saxophone recitalist throughout the southern and central United States and in Japan. Four of his compact disc recordings are currently available, including his latest, "Tableaux," with Jan Grimes. Grimes is also a member of the LSU faculty.

Their Baylor recital will open with Erwin Dressel's "Partita" from 1965, a set of five movements with Baroque dance titles -- Allemande, Canzone, Courante, Pavane and Gigue.

Next will be the four-movement "Saxophone Sonata" of William Albright, a piece dating from 1984. Its second movement, "La follia nuova," is Albright's lament for his former colleague at the University of Michigan, professor of composition George Cacioppo.

Campbell will perform George Gershwin's "Prelude No. 2 for Piano" in a transcription by the renowned saxophonist Sigurd Rascher.

Concluding the program will be Brian Israel's jazzy "Saxophone Sonata" of 1980. Its movements are headed "Cakewalk," "Blues" and "Contrapunctus Interruptus."

This recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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