MONDAY AT 7 PM PDT
Faculty Recital: Keith Bohm, saxophone
Capistrano Hall - Room 151
Accompanied on the piano by John Cozza.
The earliest piece in this recital was written in 1959: Printemps by Pierre Gabaye, with piano accompaniment.
Arabesque on a theme by Debussy (2018) by Jenni Watson was accompanied by an electronic sound track. This was fun.
Suite en duo (1971) Aria, Allegro, by Guy Lacour came in 2 movements and was played on two saxophones with no accompaniment: Keith on tenor sax and Russell Veirs on alto sax. There was much talking about the fact that originally the slow movement Aria followed the fast movement Allegro, but Keith likes it better this way.
Soar (2016) by Alastair Penman brings us back to piano accompaniment.
Ray (2017) brings us back to Jenni Watson.
All of these pieces have at least a hint of jazz. Keith seems not to care for ugly modernity.
Fuzzette, the Tarangula (1962) by Robert Muczynski is in 9 movements and has a narrator and a flute player.
The program ended with Tango Suave (2012) by Jean Matitia.
A whole program of saxophone is not unpleasant.