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2014

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  • Sat
    07
    Jan
    2017

    Recital: Navy Band International Sax Symposium

    4:00pm Chorus Rehearsal Room A321 Center for the Arts at Mason 4400 University Drive, MS 2F5 Fairfax, VA 22030-4444 703-993-8888 SSGs Doug O'Connor and Nick Starr of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" present two 21st century works for saxophone and piano. The feature work is Sonata of Puzzles, for alto saxophone and piano by Baljinder Sekhon, a 2015 work recently completed which employs a variety of compositional and extended saxophone techniques. The program concludes with Streetlegal, for soprano saxophone and piano, a barnburner showpiece featuring soaring altissimo and an exhaustive study of [013] and [014] pitch set classes.
  • Tue
    21
    Feb
    2017

    Recital: Army Band Brucker Hall Series

    7:30pm Brucker Hall 400 McNair Rd Fort Myer, VA 22211 In an Army Band "Perhsing's Own" chamber recital commemorating February African American History Month, SSG Doug O'Connor will be performing on Alvin Singleton's Sweet Chariot (ssx/tsx, bsn, 2fl, vcl) and David Sanford's Grace Canticles (asx, cl, vln, vcl, pno). Both of these works were commissioned by Astral Artists in 2012 and O'Connor was among those who gave the premiere performances. Other works on the program are written by Valerie Coleman and William Grant Still. All of the composers on the program except for Still are living and active African American composers.
  • Sun
    26
    Feb
    2017

    African American Vanguard: A Celebration of Black Composers and their Chamber Music

    3:00pm Oprah Winfrey Theater National Museum of African American History and Culture 1400 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20560 In an Army Band "Pershing's Own" chamber recital commemorating February African American History Month, SSG Doug O'Connor presents a program featuring the music of African American composers. He will be performing on Alvin Singleton's Sweet Chariot (ssx/tsx, bsn, 2fl, vcl) and David Sanford's Grace Canticles (asx, cl, vln, vcl, pno). Both of these works were commissioned by Astral Artists in 2012 and O'Connor was among those who gave the premiere performances. A feature work of the program, which will grant the recital a kind of story arc, will be Valerie Coleman's acclaimed Portraits of Langston trio for flute, clarinet, and piano. Other works on the program are written by H. Leslie Adams and William Grant Still. All of the composers on the program except for Still are living and active African American composers. As a special bonus, several of the composers will be in attendance to talk about their music to the audience in a Q&A session after the concert.
  • Tue
    21
    Mar
    2017

    Recital: Army Band Presents Chamber Music of Baljinder Sekhon

    7:30pm Brucker Hall 400 McNair Rd Fort Myer, VA 22211 The Army Band "Pershing's Own" presents a chamber recital featuring the music of American composer Baljinder Sekhon. SSG O'Connor will perform on Gradient, for alto sax and prepared piano, Sonata of Puzzles, for alto sax and piano, and Stopping the World, for bass clarinet, alto sax, violin, cello, percussion, and piano. Other works include Sky Light Scatters, for flute and vibraphone, and Three Little Lights, for violin and piano.