William Street, saxophone, and Roger Admiral, piano, to perform in a free concert at Augustana
William Street (saxophonist) and Roger Admiral (pianist) will be presenting a concert on Wednesday, February 13, at 8 pm in the Augustana Campus Chapel. It’s not often Camrose and area residents are treated to this caliber of artist and at no charge!
The concert will feature current music for saxophone and piano, exploring a wide range of instrumental colours, new sounds and dynamic interplay between the two instruments. Alfred Fisher’s Tour de France provides musical postcards from a trip he made to France in 1990. Marcos Balter, a Brazilian-American composer, is represented by his work Torus, which is a minimalist exploration among three interwoven parts: saxophone, piano right hand and piano left hand. Edmonton composer Andriy Talpash has written a new collection of short movements, all referring to the fantastical world of Gyorgy Ligeti’s opera Le Grande Macabre. Works by Francois Rosse and Piotr Grella-Mozjeko round out the program.
The artists are international in scope and have developed impressive performance credentials.
William Street has performed and lectured in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, the Federation of Russia, France, Great Britain, Japan, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine and the USA. He tours with pianists Roger Admiral, Ian Chen and Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp and the Quatuor International de Saxophones emphasizing the importance of both solo and chamber music making. Recent chamber performances took place in Alberta (Edmonton, Red Deer, Camrose, Calgary, Lethbridge), as well as in the US mid-west in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Champaign, Illinois, Taiwan, Thailand, Croatia and China. Other solo performances and lectures took place in San Jose, California, Bordeaux and Strasbourg, France. For four years, from 2009 to 2013, Bill served as associate dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta and from 2013 to 2015 he was associate dean of humanities and the arts at San Jose State University. In 2015, he was appointed professor and chair of the department of music at the University of Alberta.
Canadian pianist and Camrose’s own Roger Admiral performs solo and chamber music repertoire spanning the 18th through the 21st century. He works regularly with UltraViolet (New Music Edmonton) and Aventa Ensemble (Victoria). Roger also teaches piano and coaches contemporary chamber music at the University of Alberta. Recent performances include György Ligeti’s Piano Concerto with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the complete piano works of Iannis Xenakis for Vancouver New Music and recitals for Curto-Circuito de Música Contemporânea Brazil with saxophonist Allison Balcetis. In 2020 he will premiere Steven Takasugi’s Piano Concerto with the SWR Symphonieorchester for the Donaueschingen Festival.
This is a “not-to-be-missed” event. Further information is available from the Augustana Fine Arts Office (ph. 780-679-1532).
Wednesday, February 13, 8:00 pm
There is no charge for admission and the public is welcome. R.A.R.E.