Ascendo3, a chamber group for two saxophones and piano, will present a guest recital at Baylor University on Thursday, September 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. Comprised of Anna Marie Wytko (saxophone), Joseph Wytko (saxophone), and Cameron Hofmann (piano), Ascendo3 performs innovative transcriptions of works originally devised for other instrumentation.
Anna Marie Wytko is Assistant Professor of Music at Kansas State University. Joseph Wytko serves as Professor of Music Emeritus at Arizona State University and orchestral saxophonist with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. Cameron Hofmann is Lecturer in Collaborative Piano at Baylor University.
Their program will open with a transcription of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11. This three-movement work, dating from 1797, was conceived for piano, clarinet, and cello.
Transcriptions of two piano pieces by French composer Erik Satie will be heard: his Gnossiennes Nos. 3 and 4.
Also on the recital are two contemporary works, Krypton by French composer Philippe Gantchoula and The Subconscious Imagery of Joan Miró by American composer Paul Osterfield.
Closing the program will be Le Grand Tango by Argentinian composer Ástor Piazzolla.
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.