The program for his solo recital this weekend will explore the full technical abilities of his instrument, says saxophonist Theodore Hogan.
The fourth-year music student will perform a recital-for-credit, accompanied by pianist Benjamin Goldstein, at the Art Gallery of Windsor on Sunday, April 14, at 2:30 p.m.
Fisher Tull’s composition Sarabande and Gigue features the full dynamic range of the saxophone, and requires the use of the altissimo register to extend the range beyond the instrument's usual two-and-a-half octave range. And, Hogan notes, the Sonata for Saxophone in E flat and Piano by Bernhard Heiden was one of the first works to become standard repertoire for classical saxophone.
“The challenging nature in this piece is displayed through various runs and figures at fast tempos, unique agogic stresses, and independent-yet-complimentary parts between the saxophone and piano,” he says.
Admission to the recital, in the gallery’s Betty Wilkinson Room, is free and open to the public, but Hogan will collect voluntary donations for the Windsor Youth Centre, a drop-in centre serving homeless and at-risk youth. Hogan apologetically requests that no young children attend, as the performance will be professionally recorded.
The Art Gallery of Windsor is located at 401 Riverside Drive West. Find information on this spring’s third- and fourth-year solo recitals on the music website.