Zimmerman to give saxophone recital at Bradley

August 23, 2012

Bradley saxophone and saxophone ensemble teacher Keith M. Zimmerman will present a faculty recital on Thursday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Avenue.

The recital will feature three different saxophone voices - soprano, alto, and baritone. The performance is free and open to the public.

The program will consist of Zimmerman’s transcription for soprano saxophone of the G.F.Handel Concerto in g minor for oboe and the Rachmaninoff Vocalise, also on soprano sax.  On baritone saxophone, a voice not often heard in solo recitals, he will

perform Lawson Lunde’s Scherzo for Baritone Saxophone and Piano and Abram Plum’s Air and Dance for Baritone Saxophone and Piano. The latter will be a premier performance of the work written for Zimmerman by his long-time Illinois Wesleyan

University teaching colleague, Dr. Abram Plum.  The remainder of the program will be for alto saxophone and piano and will consist of Claude Pascal’s Sonatine, a work composed for the Paris (France) National Conservatory final examinations; the Alexander Glazounov Concerto for Alto Saxophone, one of the cornerstones of the literature; Henri Tomasi’s Ballade for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra in piano reduction by the composer; and 1920’s saxophone virtuoso Rudy Wiedoeft’s Saxophobia.

Joining Zimmerman will be his Illinois Wesleyan colleague and pianist, William R. West.

Zimmerman recently was featured on the cover and in an 8000-word interview in the international Saxophone Journal May/June 2012 edition, a follow up to a similar feature in the January/February 2002 issue, and becomes only the fifth person to be double featured in the 36-year history of the publication.  He is an active artist/clinician for Conn-Selmer, Inc. whose Selmer Paris saxophones he plays. He is a double graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and holds two certificates awarded by the French conservatory system for study with Daniel Deffayet of the Paris National Conservatory. He also studied with American concert saxophone pioneer, Cecil Leeson, and Canadian concert saxophonist, Paul Brodie.

For more information, call 677.3596