Saxophone Professor Presents Faculty Recital Jan. 31

Jan. 24, 2002

by Richard Veit

Michael N. Jacobson, professor of saxophone at Baylor University, will perform a faculty recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in Meadows Recital Hall of the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

He will be assisted by his wife, violinist Suzanne Blaker Jacobson, Kathryn Steely, assistant professor of viola , Elvia Puccinelli, assistant professor of piano, and pianist Douglas Claybrook, senior lecturer in academic studies.

The recital will open with a seven-movement suite called Picnic on the Marne, written in 1983 by American composer Ned Rorem. This will be followed by a work by Evan Chambers, his Come Down Heavy! from 1994.

After intermission, Jacobson will perform Robert Schumann's Märchenerzählungen from 1853, originally scored for clarinet, viola, and piano.

The recital will close with a triptych from 1991 by Argentine composer Astor Piazolla. The movements of his Histoire du Tango are titled "Bordello 1990," "Café 1915" and "Night-club 1960."

Michael Jacobson joined the Baylor music faculty in 1984. He holds a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University, a master's degree from Indiana University and a doctorate from the University of Texas.

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

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