Dr. Alan Durst, Saxophone
Dr. Cathryn Wilkinson, Piano and Organ
Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Lawson Lunde
II. Andantino cantabile
III. Allegro vivace
Concertino, Op. 78, by J. B. Singelée
“Reflections,” by Adrienne Albert
“Sam’s Dance,” by Adrienne Albert
Alan Durst, saxophonist, is a diverse performer and educator, with appearances on four continents and across diverse venues and media, performing with distinguished groups around the world.
As an educator, Alan serves on the faculty of Monterey Peninsula College and is published with Dorn Publications.
The saxophone has a unique and unmistakable sound that composers have come to notice since its humble beginnings nearly one hundred and eighty years ago. It has played an integral part in many of styles of music throughout history, most notably jazz music. The instrument, however, has been a large part of other styles. We’ll experience that this Sunday.
Sunday’s program will demonstrate the unique versatility of the saxophone as a concert instrument, including a concertino composed by Jean Baptiste Singeleé, one of the first composers for the instrument during the romantic era; a sonata composed by Lawson Lunde, a modern day Chicago-based composer; and finally Sam’s Dance, a lyrical work written by Los Angeles based composer Adrienne Albert.