Stephen Page, 10-7-11
PROMINENT SAXOPHONIST IN GUEST RECITAL AT BAYLOR
Saxophonist Stephen Page, award-winning performer and recording artist, will appear in recital on Friday, October 7, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. On stage with him will be Baylor collaborative pianist Cameron Hofmann.
Stephen Page has won top prizes at several international and national competitions, including First Prizes at the 2010 North American Saxophone Alliance Solo Competition, 2010 Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Competition, AUREC Saxophone Competition, and the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition.
He is a member of the Zzyzx Quartet, which has quickly gained high regard after performances at the 2010 and 2008 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conferences, the 2009 Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, and World Saxophone Congress XV in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as numerous guest recitals and master classes across the United States.
Mr. Page holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Currently, he is working toward the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Iowa. He is on the faculty of Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.
The Baylor program will open with a transcription for saxophone of the Five Melodies, Op. 35, of Sergei Prokofiev. The pieces were originally conceived for violin and piano.
Also to be heard are the Sonatine of Claude Pascal, Karel Husa's Élégie et Rondeau, Florent Schmitt's Légende, Op. 66, and the Fantasie of Gabriel Fauré. The program will close with the Divertimento of Roger Boutry.
This recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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