Michael Jacobson to Perform in Faculty Recital Nov. 3

Oct. 28, 1998

by Richard Veit

Michael N. Jacobson, Baylor University associate professor of saxophone, will present a faculty recital at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Meadows Recital Hall. He will be assisted by his wife, Suzanne Blaker Jacobson, and by pianist Doug Claybrook, lecturer in academic studies.

Jacobson has taught at Baylor since 1984. He holds a bachelor of music degree from Arizona State University and a master of music degree from Indiana University.

The first half of the recital will consist entirely of 20th-century music. It will open with "Lessons of the Sky" by Rodney Rogers. A performance of Alexej Fried's three-movement "Tympanon" will follow. Fried is a contemporary Czech composer and bandleader who fuses jazz stylings with a modern classical approach.

Following intermission, Jacobson will perform his own transcription of "The Seventh Healing Song of John Joseph (Blue)" by James DeMars.

Jacobson will also perform Charles Rochester Young's arrangement of a late piano piece by Johannes Brahms, the Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118, No. 2. Young, a Baylor graduate, serves as the chair of composition and music theory at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The program will conclude with "Angels in the Rain" by Gregory Woodward.

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

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