Music Scholarship Concert Series Presents Opening Concert

September 1, 2017

Keith M. Zimmerman, Bradley University professor and alto and soprano saxophonist, and pianist Andrea Molina will present a recital as part of the Music Scholarship Concert Series on Sunday, September 10 at 3 p.m. in the Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Ave.  Tickets are free for students and $10 for the general public.

Zimmerman is in his 18th year as affiliate saxophone professor at Bradley. He instructs saxophone majors and minors and is in charge of the saxophone quartets and quintet. He holds two degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University in music education and saxophone performance.  Some of Zimmerman’s accolades include two certificates from the Paris National Conservatory, cofounding the Illinois Saxophone Quintet, multiple performances nationally and internationally, and two albums released in 2017. 

Andrea Molina has been Zimmerman’s accompanist and collaborator for several years. She spent several years on the Bradley faculty and now is a church musician, piano teacher, plays with both the Heartland Festival Orchestra and the Peoria Symphony.  She has also directed a number of opera productions. 

Zimmerman will perform his “Reflection,” a composition for unaccompanied soprano saxophone. For alto saxophone with piano, performances will include Burnet Tuthill’s “Sonata, op. 20,” Pierre Lantier’s “Euskaldunak Sonata,” Lawson Lunde’s “Sonata 1 for Alto Saxophone and Piano,” and Alexander Glazounov’s “Concerto for Alto Saxophone.” Molina will play the composer’s own piano reduction of the string orchestra score. Finishing the program, Zimmerman will perform saxophonist Rudy Wiedoeft’s “Saxema.”

For more information about this event, call 309.677.2595