Saxophonist To Perform Lyceum Series Recital Oct. 11

Sept. 15, 2004

by Richard Veit

Saxophonist Joseph Murphy will join guitarist Matthew Slotkin for a Lyceum Series recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

Their program will open with arrangements of Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos and Entr'acte by Fench composer Jacques Ibert. The pair then will play two contemporary American pieces, Driveline by David Kechley and The Juggler's Etude by Ralph Towner.

After intermission, the performers will offer three of the Grammy-nominated Mountain Songs of Robert Beaser. The recital will close with L'Histoire de tango by the innovative Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, whose fame continues to grow more than a dozen years after his death.

Murphy has performed in Europe, Japan, Taiwan and the United States, and has recorded on the Erol (France) and Opus One labels. He also is an educational clinician for the Selmer Corp., and has written several pedagogical articles on the saxophone. He has studied with some of the best saxophonists in the world, including Fred Hemke, John Sampen and Jean-Marie Londiex (as a Fulbright scholar).

Murphy holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Bowling Green State University, a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, the Premier Prix from the Conservatoire Nationale de Bordeaux, and the Doctor of Musical Arts from Northwestern.

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

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