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Gershwin with the GSO

I will be performing with the Geelong Symphony Orchestra some of the most iconic orchestral works with the saxophone: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris.

It has been fascinating rediscovering these works, particularly with the (relatively) recent unabridged version of  An American in Paris which features a soprano saxophone trio and the correct pitching of the taxi horns.

Rhapsody in Blue was one of the earliest works I studied and it will be a delight to perform it again. You can watch a fascinating interview with Timothy McAllister discussing the orchestral saxophone and Gershwin at The Gershwin Initiative.

7:30pm Saturday October 26th
Costa Hall, Geelong

5pm Sunday October 27th
Melbourne Recital Centre

Tickets available at the GSO website.

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VCE Saxophone Day

The Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Victoria are presenting a special session for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who are studying or intending to study VCE Music Performance.

Saturday July 20, 1:30pm
Fintona Girls’ School, 79 Balwyn Rd (enter via Millah Rd)

I will be presenting along with the members of my saxophone quartet: Michael Lichnovsky, Tarko Sibbel and Sara Beale.

The afternoon will include

  • A 30 minute quartet recital with works works by Francaix, Goodwin and Davidson to showcase the range of tone colours and dynamics on the instrument
  • A masterclass for student performers
  • A presentation of works from the VCE Prescribed List with a discussion of approaches for practice and performance
  • General Q&A with an opportunity to ask any burning questions about playing the saxophone

Download a register form on the CLASAX website

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Melbourne International Saxophone Festival

I will be performing with the Melbourne Saxophone Ensemble at this year’s festival, supporting world-renowned saxophonists Vincent David (France), Nikita Zimin (Russia) and Emma McPhilemy (UK). Taking place at the newly opened Conservatorium of Music in Southbank, the festival is a hotspot for performance, educational workshops and checking out gear. 

Gala Concert
Sunday 30th June, 6pm
Hanson Dyer Hall, The Ian Potter Southbank Centre,
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Tickets available at: http://www.melbournesaxophone.com/2019misf-galaconcert

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Surf Coast Trail Marathon

I always enjoy playing some tunes to help the runners push through the aches and pains of a 42km slog. Starting at Torquay the runners will follow the Surf Coast Walk all the way to Fairhaven and enjoy some breathtaking scenery along the way. I’ll be playing on Saturday 29th June from 11:45 at Urquhart bluff with a picturesque view of the Victorian Beach!

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CLASAX Performance Competition

The Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Victoria has been a long-running organisation promoting the performance of  single reed instruments. Each year they hold a performance competition that gives individuals and ensembles a chance to showcase their skills.

This year I will be adjudicating the Yamaha Saxophone Competition which targets tertiary students who need to perform a Tango Etude by Piazzolla and a work of their own choosing.

Saturday 15th June from 1pm
Fintona Girls’ School, Balwyn

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