The Cameron University Department of Music presents faculty member Dr. Ann Bradfield in recital on saxophone on Monday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. Joining Bradfield for the recital will be guest musicians Dr. Sam McGrill on piano and Mark Ford on marimba. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for non-Cameron students and senior citizens. Cameron University students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a valid CU ID. For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
Dr. Bradfield will present Takasha Yoshimatsu’s “Fuzzy Bird Sonata,” a light-hearted piece full of flourishes that is intended to imitate a bird in flight. She will also perform “Six Metamorphoses after Ovid” by Benjamin Britten, a piece written in six movements, each representing a different character from Greek mythology. Originally composed for oboe solo, it has been adapted for soprano saxophone for this recital.
Also included in the repertoire is the Oklahoma premiere of “Wink,” a concert duo for alto saxophone and marimba that will feature guest artist Mark Ford, Coordinator of Percussion Activities at the University of North Texas. Ford has performed as a guest soloist with the Cameron University Percussion Ensemble on numerous occasions.
The program will conclude with “Sonata” for alto saxophone and piano by Mark Kilstofte. “Sonata,” intended to be humorous with its references to British pop music, requires the saxophonist to imitate pop music effects, like the backbeat, through modern playing techniques.
Dr. Bradfield joined the faculty of Cameron University as Temporary Assistant Professor of Jazz, Saxophone, and Clarinet in Fall 2010. An active performer as a saxophone soloist as well as a chamber musician, she has performed at the World Saxophone Congress, North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Convention, and North American Saxophone Alliance Region 4 Conventions. She has also performed with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra and the University of North Texas Wind Symphony.
She has performed and recorded as principal saxophonist on projects such as the educational series, “Teaching Music through Performance in Band.”
Dr. Bradfield completed her doctorate in saxophone performance at the University of North Texas in 2010, where she was competitively awarded a teaching fellowship for three years. She also earned a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Performance from that institution.
January 21, 2011