Jessica Voigt-Page, Adjunct Lecturer in Saxophone at Baylor University, will present a recital on Friday, September 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. She will be joined by pianist Linda Angkasa. Their all-French program is entitled “Sillage: Women and the Saxophone.”
Australian born Jessica Voigt-Page balances a varied career as a saxophonist, educator, and entrepreneur. The founder of Saxophone Academy Austin and the Abundant Musician Project, she is passionate about working with young musicians, as they design their careers through both saxophone performance and music entrepreneurship. Throughout her performance career, Ms. Voigt-Page has appeared across Australia, New Zealand, France, and the United States. She earned degrees from the University of Iowa, Monash University, and the Victorian College of the Arts.
A native of Indonesia, collaborative pianist Linda Angkasa serves on the faculty of Concordia University in Austin. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rice University and a Master of Music degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
Opening their Baylor recital will be Choral Varié, Op. 55, a work from 1903 by French composer Vincent D’Indy.
That will be followed by three pieces by French composer Fernande Decruck: her Chant Lyrique, Op. 69, from 1932, Chant Lyrique 3e from 1937, and Chant Lyrique 5e from 1934.
Ms. Voigt-Page’s own arrangement for saxophone of French composer Lili Boulanger’s Nocturne from 1911 (originally for violin and piano) will be heard next.
The program will close with Crepuscules for alto saxophone and piano, a work from 1936 by French composer Elsa Barraine, and then Rapsodie for Saxophone from 1903 by French composer Claude Debussy, as arranged by American saxophonist Eugene Rousseau.
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.