Lyceum Series to Feature Noted Saxophonist

Oct. 3, 2008

by Jaime Bates, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Baylor University's School of Music presents saxophonist Leo Saguiguit and his chamber group, Trio Chymera, as part of the Lyceum Series at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in Roxy Grove on the Baylor Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Saguituit an assistant professor of saxophone at the University of Missouri, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at numerous festivals and universities in the around the world. Saguiguit is a member of the Chicago Saxophone Quartet and has performed regularly as an orchestral saxophonist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Milwaukee Symphony, Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, and the Florida Orchestra. He also is featured in premiere CD recordings of the music of Luc Marcel and John David Lamb.

On Thursday, Saguiguit will be joined by saxophonist Neil Ostercamp and pianist Rachel AuBuchon to form his chamber group Trio Chymera. The concert will open with Gregory Wanamaker's three-movement sonata Deus Sax Machina followed by Saguiguit's own transcription of film music by Nicanor Abelardo.

"Those who attend the concert will be impressed by the wide range of expressive possibilities that the saxophone possesses," said Richard Veit, the concert and promotions manager for the Baylor School of Music.

The Lyceum Series began in 1976, and has been funded by the Meadows Foundation of Dallas since 1980.

For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.

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