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Commission Update, New Performances

As mentioned previously, Hanna van Rooijen and I have persuaded the marvelously talented Kevin Clark to write a piece for our upcoming performance in De Toonzaal. The working title for the piece is “Finishing the Rose,” and it follows the Medieval composer Guillaume de Machaut as he tries to finish his work “Rose, Liz…,” while also coping with the nightmare of daily life in 1350. You can read more about Kevin’s thoughts for the piece here.

Saxophonists! Singers! We would love for you to get involved in this project. I am organizing a consortium to make sure this piece finds its way into as many ears as possible. Consortium members will have:

  1. Your name included on the title page of the score
  2. A pdf copy of the score emailed to you
  3. Exclusive rights to give a regional premier
  4. Exclusive performance rights for (1) year
  5. The right to record the work for personal use
  6. [NEW] Access to Kevin’s Trello board, so you can follow along during the composition process.

For full details and a copy of the consortium contract, shoot me an email using the contact widget.

**UPDATE** If, instead, you’d like to pitch in immediately, you can use the Paypal widget below to do so, and we’ll email you a copy of the contract.

Consortium Commission

Also, coming up on December 18th is the Fontys Nacht van de Kunsten. I will be performing several times over the course of the evening in different ensembles. At 8:00pm, The Helios Saxophone Quartet will kick off the evening in Studio 6. Then, at 8:30pm, I will be joined by Hanna van Rooijen to present our duo, Transatlantic Call, also in Studio 6. Later on, I will be playing with the Fontys Saxophone Ensemble. However, De Nacht is much bigger than just these performances. The whole school will be showing off, with a glorious commotion of music, dance, theatre, and circus acts. You really should check it out.

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20 October, 2015 at the Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten

I’ll be playing a short set at 11:00 in de Refter to kick off the lunchtime Master’s recital series. The program will include a selection of works for solo baritone saxophone, including:

Press Release – David Lang
Drum ‘N’ Bari – Benjamin Taylor
Tango Etude #5 – Astor Piazzola

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