Jacobson to Present Saxophone Recital Dec. 3

Nov. 28, 1995

by Richard Veit

Michael N. Jacobson, assistant professor of saxophone, will present a faculty recital at Baylor University at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. The recital, which will be held in Roxy Grove Hall, will present the world premiere performance of John Harbison's "San Antonio" for alto saxophone and piano. He will be accompanied in the Harbison piece by Brian Marks, lecturer in piano.

Also on Sunday's program will be "S.A.X.," a 1979 composition by Frederick Fox. Scored for alto saxophone and saxophone quartet, "S.A.X." will feature the talents of student musicians Nomar Longoria, Trish Anderson, Heath Jones, and Patricia Laurel. Brian Marks will then accompany Jacobson in Robert Keefe's "Relentless" for alto saxophone and piano.

Following intermission, a faculty ensemble will perform "Façade," Sir William Walton's witty suite from 1922 based on the poetry of Edith Sitwell. Jacobson will be joined by Helen Ann Shanley (flute and piccolo), Richard Shanley (clarinet), Barry Hopper (trumpet), Gary Hardie (cello), and Larry Vanlandingham (percussion). Stephen Heyde will conduct the Walton performance, and the reciters will be Dr. Tom Hanks, professor of English, and Deborah Mogford, lecturer in theater arts.

Jacobson holds a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and a master's degree from Indiana University. He has been a member of the Baylor music faculty since 1984.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 755-3991.

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