Fondation des États-Unis | Thursday, June 16 @7.30pm: Saxophone Recital by Alyssa Hoffert
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Thursday, June 16 @7.30pm: Saxophone Recital by Alyssa Hoffert

Concert saxophonist, avid chamber musician, and versatile music educator, Alyssa Hoffert has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. She holds an MM in Saxophone Performance from the Hartt School and a B.S in Music Education cum laude from Case Western Reserve University/the Cleveland Institute of Music. As a 2015 recipient of the Frank Huntington Beebe Grant, Hoffert is currently studying saxophone at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris under the tutelage of Jean-Michel Goury. She is also a Conn-Selmer endorsed artist and performs on Selmer (Paris) saxophones and mouthpieces.

The Program :

Ximix – François Rossé
Alyssa Hoffert et Sean Xue, soprano saxophones

The Garden of Love –  Jacob Ter Veldhuis, for soprano saxophone and boombox, poetries by William Blake

Tre Pezzi – Giacinto Scelsi, for soprano saxophone
I. quarter note = 108
II. dolce, meditativo
III. quarter note = 80-84

Six Metamorphoses after Ovid (Op. 49) – Benjamin Britten , transcribed for soprano saxophone
I. Pan (who played upon the reed pipe which was Syrinx, his beloved)
II. Phaeton (who rode upon the chariot of the sun for one day and was hurled into the river Padus by a thunderbolt)
III. Niobe (who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into a mountain)
IV. Bacchus (at whose feasts is heard the noise of gaggling women’s tattling tongues and shouting out of boys)
V. Narcissus (who fell in love with his own image and became a flower)
VI. Arethusa (who, flying from the love of Alpheus the river god, was turned into a fountain)

Ars, from Neuf Etudes – Christian Lauba,  for saxophone
Alyssa Hoffert and Sean Xue, soprano saxophones

Sonata Deus Sax Machina – Gregory Wanamaker, for alto saxophone and piano
Alyssa Hoffert, alto saxophone and Emiri Koumura, piano

Free entry.
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