Saxophonist Nathan Nabb and Pianist Hyun Ji Oh in Guest Recital

October 16, 2017
Nathan Nabb and Hyun Ji Oh, two members of the music faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a recital at Baylor University on Thursday, October 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Meadows Recital Hall, which is located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
Nathan Nabb is Associate Director of the School of Music and Professor of Saxophone at SFASU, as well as Distinguished Professor of Saxophone at Chongqing Normal University in China. He maintains an active concert schedule, with regular performances in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings, including numerous international engagements at music festivals and conservatories throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. As an orchestral musician, Dr. Nabb frequently performs with the St. Louis Symphony and the Houston Symphony, and he has also played with the Minnesota Orchestra, New World Symphony, IRIS Chamber Orchestra, and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.
A native of Seoul, South Korea, Hyun Ji Oh is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Ms. Oh has extensive performing experience as a soloist and collaborative artist throughout the United States. She currently serves as a collaborative pianist on the SFASU staff.
Their Baylor program will open with Variations Pathétiques for alto saxophone and piano, a six-movement work from 1983 by French composer Ida Gotkovsky.
Next, the guest artists will play American composer Paul Creston’s Sonata in E-flat major for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Op. 19, a three-movement work that dates from 1939.
Closing the program will be French flutist François Borne’s Fantaisie Brillante on Themes from Bizet’s “Carmen”. Originally conceived for flute and piano in 1900, this popular piece was later transcribed for saxophone and piano by Iwan Roth and Raymond Meylan.
The 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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