Fondation des États-Unis | Tuesday, June 13 @7:30pm: Printempo – Wilson Poffenberger
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Tuesday, June 13 @7:30pm: Printempo – Wilson Poffenberger

This last recital of the Printempo series will feature Wilson Poffenberger, one this year’s Harriet Hale Woolley music scholars. His concert program Paths of Obscurity is a musical reflection of his experience living and studying in Paris: through many struggles and many successes, his path has been both obscure and clear.

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Incanto XIII (2015)+ – Simone Movio (b. 1978)
Florence Garneau, tenor saxophone

Ötzi (2017)* – Alexis Bacon (b. 1975)

Tadj from Neuf Études pour saxophones (1992-1994) – Christian Lauba (b. 1952)

XX. In Modo Dorico and VII. Toccata (in tre parti) (1929) – Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)


Dissidence 1b (2007/12) – Christophe Havel (b. 1956)

Sonate pour saxophone alto et piano (1970) – Edison Denisov (1929-1996)
Nicky Purser, piano

Wend’Kreis (2015) – François Rossé (b. 1945)
Nicky Purser, piano

+ = French premiere
* = World Premiere

*Livestream TBA*

Wilson Poffenberger is a saxophonist and educator based out of the United States. A strong advocate for new music, Wilson premiered has new works for the saxophone is both the United States and Europe. Wilson is pursuing the Cycle D’Orientation Professionnelle at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt under the tutelage of Jean-Michel Goury.