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April 14, 2005

UI Saxophone Ensemble Presents Free Concert April 29

The University of Iowa Saxophone Ensemble will present a free concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, in Harper Hall of the UI Voxman Music Building.

The UI Saxophone Ensemble is directed by Kenneth Tse, a professor of saxophone in the School of Music. Comprising 14 students in the UI School of Music, the group covers the full range from sopranino saxophone to bass saxophone, and plays original works for saxophone as well as arrangements, giving the students an opportunity to perform a wide variety of styles and periods of music.

The program includes arrangements and original works for saxes, and ranges from Beethoven to Scott Joplin. The complete program will be:

  • Two Marches for Military Band by Ludwig van Beethoven, arranged by for saxophone ensemble by D. Manuel Garcia.
  • J.S. Bach's famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, arranged by John C. Worley;
  • Praeludium by Carl Anton Wirth.
  • The Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Felix Mendelssohn, arranged by Richard E. Jensen.
  • Octet for saxophones by Walter S. Hartley.
  • Sinfonietta for Saxophones by Ronald Caravan.
  • "Nimrod" from "The Enigma Variations" of Edward Elgar, arranged by John C. Worley.
  • Joplin's "Elite Syncopations," arranged by Mark Walton.
  • "Barnum and Bailey's Favorite" and "The Melody Shop, " two circus marches by Iowan Karl L. King, arranged for saxophones by Kevin Kastens, the director of the UI Hawkeye Marching Band.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For information on UI arts events, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa on the World Wide Web. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~music/. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact ur-acr@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, peter-alexander@uiowa.edu.